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In presenting this New Dictionary to subscribers and the 
public, the publishers desire to draw attention to one important 
respect in which it differs from its predecessor, ''Deacon's 
Dictionary of Foreign Phrases." Although the price of the 
present work is only about double that of the former, it contains 
nearly ten times as much information. It forms, in fact, the 
largest collection of Quotations, Proverbs, etc., which has 
hitherto been brought together in a single volume. 









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'* Omiic tulit punctum, qui miscuit utile duld.'' 

In an age when we are said to suffer from a superfluity of 
dictionaries of every kind, it may seem that an apology is 
required for the production of a New Dictionary of Foreign 

It is, therefore, necessary to explain that the present volume 
owes its existence to the extraordinary success of a book which, 
although far smaller both in size and design than the present 
work, had a somewhat similar aim. The book alluded to 
is " Deacon*s Dictionary of Foreign Phrases," a little volume — now 
out of print — which was intended to assist those who, in these 
days when scarcely a single column of a newspaper is without a 
foreign phrase, find such a dictionary almost as much a neces- 
sity as a convenience. 

That such a book was something more than the long-felt 
want of advertisement was amply proved by the fact that it 


Speedily passed through several editions. 

The success of ** Deacon's Dictionary of Foreign Phrases " 
has encouraged the belief that there is room for a more ambi- 
tious work which, while preserving all the advantages of its 
predecessor, would, by the enlargement of its scope, deser^ e the 
approval of a wider circle of readers. It is true that the addi- 


tion of innumerable quotations and the complete revision of the 
whole have left little resemblance in the present volume to the 
former one, but all that has been proved useful is carefully 

It is, perhaps, scarcely necessary to demonstrate to anyone 
who has the most superficial acquaintance with the Eng:lish 
writers of to-day, whether they be those who address the public 
throu|^h the medium of the Press or of the bookseller, that it is 
becoming more and more common to seize upon some happy 
quotation from a forei^ tongue in order, if not to point a 
moral, at least to adorn their tale. The writings of the Press 
constantly contain allusions and references which presuppose 
some knowledge of foreign languages and literature on the 
part of both the writer and reader. The same may be said of 
our public speakers. Although it has ceased to be a habit in 
the House of Commons for honourable members to denounce 
one another in a phrase borrowed from Lucan or Virgil, and 
although Prime Ministers do not now imitate the example of 
Walpole, and make guinea bets about the correctness of a quo- 
tation with leaders of the Opposition, still a happy phrase from 
the treasury of the classics is often found to be no mean ally in 
enforcing an argument 

Nowadays we are all citizens of Cosmopolis, and we do not 
hesitate to import a phrase, even if clothed in a strange dress, 
should it serve our purpose better than the more familiar words 
of our mother tongue. It might be thought by some that this 
borrowing from languages not our own is sometimes carried to 
excess. Still, the fact remains that very many phrases from 
forrign languages have become part of our own literary cur- 
rency. For example, how common is the use of such Latin 
phrases as: Deus ex machind; Quantum mulatus ab illo ; Nolo 
tpiscopari; Noti poisumus ; Pro bono publico; Tempus fugil; Cut 
bono? Devwrtuis nil nisi bonam, and countless others. Such 
French phrases as Bon chien ckoise de race ; Vogue la galire ; 


AtUres temps, atUres mceurs ; Du sublime au ridicule; Point 
(T argent, point de Suisse ; Such Italian phrases as Vedi Na- 
poli e poi mart ; Se non ^ vero, ^ ben trovato; Dolce far nientt^ 
etc., etc 

At the same time, while these and numerous other phrases 
are in common use, it must not be forgotten that a large number 
of the reading public — indeed, an ever-increasing multitude — are 
often in doubt as to the meanmg of the commonest phrases of 
this kind. A great majority have never had the opportunity 
of cultivating any language other than their own, while, in the 
present day, technical education has very properly diverted the 
attention of many from the study of languages to what is of 
more immediate practical utility. Such people, when confronted 
by a quotation from a foreign language, may be tempted to 
exclaim with Berchoux, Qui nous d^livrera des Grecs et des 
Romains? A confession of ignorance is always unpleasant, and 
it is for the convenience of those troubled ones that this book is 
primarily designed. 

Nevertheless, it must not be thought that the object of thid 
work is merely to help those to whom such common expressions 
as, shall we say ? Apr^ moi le d^luge^ or Vox populiy vox Deiy 
present difficulties. The intention has been rather to deserve to 
the full the motto which has been set at the head of these prefa- 
tory remarks. The collection and translation of common phrases 
is the contribution to the utile of the design. Let me now pro- 
ceed to show how far an effort has been made to mingle the dulce 
of quotations, chosen for their beauty, with the utile of hackneyed 

To the many phrases which, either because they are com- 
monly employed by English writers, or because they are very 
familiar to those who are acquainted with the language from 
which such phrases are taken, have an obvious claim to inclu- 
sion, a large number of longer quotations has been added. 
These have been selected chiefly on the ground that they have 


become " winged-words " in the languages whence they have 
sprung ; that is to say, they are well-known to all who have 
an intimate knowledge of the literature of those languages. In 
some few cases passages have been selected on account of 
their own intrinsic merit, apart from any popularity they may 
have gained. 

Furthermore, it is hoped that all lovers of proverbs will find 
in these pages an adequate number of those sententious sayings 
which, perhaps better than anything else, illustrate a nation's 
peculiar habit of thought. It will, doubtless, be interesting to 
many to find the same or a similar proverb possessed by many 
nations, a fact which may-well be taken to confirm the good 
knight Don Quixote's view, that proverbs are true, being 
opinions extracted from the same experience. Wherever a 
proverb, or proverbialism, requires explanation, the literal trans- 
lation has been given in brackets, while the explanation or 
English equivalent follows afterwards. The same plan has 
been pursued with many of the idiomatic phrases. 

I will now deal with each section separately. 

Paradoxical though it may seem, the Latin section has given 
the greatest difBculty, because quotations from that language 

^ are most frequent. For, in addition to the many 

Latin legal phrases which are in common use, there 
are an enormous number of short quotations which are, so to 
speak, shreds from the fabric of a well-known passage of a 
Latin author. These passages are so familiar to those who 
are themselves well versed in the literature of the Romans 
that a word or two quoted from them becomes a finger-post to 
the entire passage. But I fear that to the average man the 
information that virginibus puerisgue is a quotation from Horace, 
or that caco^thes scribendi are words of Juvenal, would not 
materially add to his respect for the genius of these writers. 
It may be given to a few, to apply a phrase of Horace, to 
recognise a poet even in his dismembered limbs, but such 


people are, I imagine, in a minority. In these cases, therefore, 
the name of the author, from whom such a quotation has been 
taken, is sometimes omitted; but if the full passage is also 
familiar as a quotation, the full text will be found in the alpha- 
betical order of its first letters, with the name of the author 
appended Such an arrangement has, of course, disadvantages, 
but the advantages are equally obvious. If the long form alone 
of the quotation were given, it would necessitate the addition 
of very full indexes to enable the diligent inquirer to discover in 
what long passage the short quotation is buried, and he would 
then be left unaided to thresh out the meaning of the shorter 
phrase. Experience has shown that such indexes, however 
sufHcient they may be for the man who has a good acquaintance 
with the foreign language quoted, are of little service to 
the man who has no such equipment. Moreover, we live in 
days when time means money, and few are disposed to spend 
time over the scrutiny of an index, when they can gain the same 
information with less labour. 

The arrangement adopted has the further advantage of giving 
both the popular and the correct form of a quotation. Thus 
Non igvara mali^ mtseris succurrere disco will be also found in its 
popular, but incorrect, form of Hand ignara mali^ etc. Some- 
times, too, the popular sense given to brief excerpts from the 
Latin is different from the meaning of the original. For example, 
Noli me tangere^ which is the Vulgate version of the risen 
Christ's '' Touch me not!" addressed to the Magdalene, is now 
commonly used to indicate a threatening attitude. Again, 
Horace's Vestigia nulla retrorsum and Virgil's O fortunatos 
nimiumy sua si bona narint are often applied in a way not meant 
by the poets. Consequently, the plan followed admits of giving 
the now generally accepted interpretation of these phrases with- 
out doing open violence to the authors of them. 

When, however, the author's name has been attached to a 
quotation, every attention has been paid to the correctness of 


both the Latin and the interpretation. In one case of a familiar 
passage, FacUis descensus, et seq., one line has been omitted, but 
this has been done in deference to a long-established custom 
and also to the fact that the line is rather a parenthesis than 
an integral part of the sentence. 

It may be noted that, while many of the more popular law 
maxims are included in this section, several which often find a 
place in dictionaries of phrases have been omitted. This has 
been done because a large number of such phrases are of no 
interest tu the general public, while their meaning is not in- 
frequently so obscure as to require one learned in the law to 
explain them. Even lawyers themselves, unless rumour lies, 
have been known to hold serious, not to say costly, differences 
of opinion upon the subject. 

I fear that some people, on seeing that more than fifty 

pages of this book are devoted to Greek quotations, will be 

_ inclined to exclaim : Que diable allait-il [aire dans cette 


galere? Greek has, unfortunately, ceased to be 

popular as a subject for study. " What is the use of Greek ? " 
— a question often put to long-suffering pedagogues by their 
charges — is now more often heard from the lips of those whose 
age ought to have given them more wisdom. But, as in the 
past : 

" Grsecia capta fenim victorem cepit, ct artes 
iDtulit agresti Latio " — 

so we may be permitted to hope that Greek literature is only 
receiving a temporary rebuff. At any rate, the attack made 
upon it in one of the ancient seats of learning was re- 
pulsed, and this, perhaps, may be taken as a happy augury for 
the renewal of interest in the literature which contains the 
noblest thoughts written in the noblest language. 

In making a selection of Greek quotations, a difliculty is 
caused by an embarras de richesse, for there are an immense 
number of passages which might reasonably be included on the 


ground of merit. Still, it is hoped that the quotations selected 
are fairly representative, and are sufficient to show what pithy 
saying's we owe to the Greek writers. Many of these are well 
known in a Latin or English dress. For instance, such popular 
sayings as: ''Call a spade a spade!" ''Speak no ill of the 
dead ! " «« Nothing in excess ! " " Those whom the gods love, 
die young ! " << Life is short, Art is long," can all be traced to 
Greek sources. 

It is true that we seldom hear Greek quoted nowadays ; but 
this is a fault that may be remedied. I am told that, within 
recent years, an alderman has been heard to adorn his speech 
with excerpts in the language of Sophocles. Why should not 
this wholesome infection spread even to our Lord Mayors ? I 
can conceive of nothing that would be more in harmony with 
the spirit of a civic feast than the recitation of an ode of 

The Greek quotations are, for the most part, given exactly as 
written by their authors. A few passages have been slightly 
altered in their structure where absolutely necessary ; that is to 
say, when a few words or lines have been taken from a passage 
too long to quote in its entirety. 

Every effort has been made to include in this section as many 
as possible of those French words and phrases which are to be 
found in the newspapers, periodicals, and novels of 
to-day. It must be owned, however, that it is a 
difficult task to keep pace with the constant influx of French 
words and idiomatic expressions into our language, as this 
Gallic invasion continues to make such great advances. 

A very large number of literary quotations will also be found 
in this portion of the book. They have been chosen carefully, 
and it is believed that none of the best-known passages have 
been omitted. A considerable number of authors has been 
drawn upon, and both the old and the modern writers are re- 
presented. For example, by the side of extracts from the 


' Chevalier Balzac, La Rochefoucauld, Moli^re, etc., will be 

found passages from such moderns as Paul Bourget, Entile 
Zola, and Edmond Rostand. The great writers of maxims and . 
reflections, such as La RocliCfoucauld, La Bruy^re, and Vauven- 
argues, have been laid under heavy contribution ; for these 

I pithy sayings, both for the knowledge of human nature they 

I show and for their terseness of expression, must commend 

themselves to every age. The apothegms of Vauvenargues 

, are especially noteworthy on account of their loftiness of 


The remark has often been made, that in France many men 
have owed their reputation to the coining of smart sayings, and 
it is an undoubted fact that no nation possesses a larger 
number of memorable phrases which have been uttered on 
historic occasions. These remain fixed tn the memory even 
when the events that occasioned them are forgotten, and so 
numerous are they that Mr. Max O'Rell is not very wide of the 
mark in declaring that " the history of France might be written 
between quotation marks." Many of these sayings are as well 
known in England as in France. Phrases like : L'Etat c'est mot ; 
Cest magnifique, mats ce n'esi pas la guerre ; Tout est perdu fors 
I'honneur ; De I'audace, encore de Caudace ; Nous ovens ckang^ 
tout cela ; fy suit, fy reste ; La Garde meurt et ne se rend pas, 
are on the lips of all. 

When we consider the authenticity of many of these historic 
sayings we are on dangerous ground. M. Fournier, in his 
books L'Esprit des Autres and L'Esprit dans tHistoire, holds 
the brief of Advocatus Diaboli against their acceptance. From 
him we learn that Louis XIV, probably never exclaimed L'Etat 
c'est mot ; that Francis 1. did not write, in the hour of defeat, 
TotU est perdu fors tkonneur ; and, worst of all, that the credit 
of the immortal La Garde meurt et ne se rend pas is due, not to 
the courage of the soldier Cambronne, but to the inventiveness 
of the journalist Rougemont. Reading M. Foumier's onslaughts 


upon cherished popular traditions, one is inclined to regret his 

passion for truth at all hazards. Popular prejudices are stub* 

born thing's to grapple with. We know that the Duke of 

Wellington himself denied that he ever uttered the words ** Up 

Guards, and at *em," at Waterloo. But these words are still 

accepted as historical by the great majority of people, and 

similarly, M. Fournier notwithstanding, faith in the authenticity 

of many of those French sayings will be difficult to destroy. 

This section owes much to Buchmann*s Geflugelte Worte, 

^ wherein are collected the '* wing^ed words " taken 


from the literatures of various countries. 

The German portion of that book is, as is natural, the most 
complete, and is most useful because it contains the extracts 
from authors that are most often quoted by Germans them- 
selves. A very large portion of the passages selected for this 
Dictionary are taken from the writings of Goethe and Schiller, 
but other authors of repute have not been neglected. German 
writers are, as a rule, too verbose to be a prolific source of 
supply for the collector of concise maxims ; but several examples 
of the aphorisms of Schopenhauer and Lichtenberg are given. 
Several of the most famous sayings of Bismarck, who was a 
phrase-maker as well as a maker of empires, will also be found 
recorded. Some of these, such as Nach Canossa gehen wir nicht, 
Macht geht vor Recht, and Eisen und Blut have almost become 
part of our own language. 

From the most widely-known works of the classic writers, 
the Divina Commedia of Dante, the Gerusalemme of Tasso, and 
-^.. Ariosto's Orlando Furioso^ many extracts have been 

made. Petrarch and Boccaccio do not lend them- 
selves so readily to brief quotations, and the latter is, therefore, 
but meagrely represented. Of the maxims contained in the works 
of Guicciardini and MachiavelH numerous examples are given. 
It will be noticed that, as an inditer of Machiavellianisms, 
if such a word may be coined, the latter is disappointing. To 


jud^e from his writings, Machiavelli's code of ethics appears to 
have obtained a worse reputation than it merits. 

Many of the pretty conceits to be found in // Pastor Fido of 
Guarini are included, although it is an open question whether 
some of these are not merely glosses on Petrarch and other 
writers rather than due to Guarini himself. So much for the 
older writers. The more modern ones, as Metastasio, Monti, 
Allieri, Manzoni, Fellico, etc., have provided many of the quota- 
tions. The Italian proverbs are, in general, excellent specimens 
of popular adages neatly expressed, and are well worth perusal. 
A very full list of Italian musical terms is also given in this 
section. It may seem somewhat banal to find selections from 
Dante sandwiched between the prosaic directions that are found 
on a musical score. These terms, however, have been included 
on the ground of practical utility. The insertion of them proved 
to be an acceptable feature in " Deacon's Dictionary of Foreign 
Phrases," and on that account they have been retained in the 
present volume. 

The comedies of Calderon and Lope de Vega, as well as those 

ofTirsode Molina, have supplied many of the Spanish quotations. 

_ . . Baltasar Gracian and Antonio Perez, the two great 


writers of maxims, the former terse though some- 

times obscure, the latter occasionally trivial but always clear, 

have been often drawn upon. Numerous selections have also 

been made from the writings of Cervantes. Of the more modern 

writers, Yriarte and Campoamor are most frequently quoted. 

It will be seen that a large proportion of the Spanish section 

is taken up by proverbs. This is explained when we consider 

the high place that sayings of this kind— the w/riinM, rt</fl.p('or, 

and proverbios — hold in the estimation of the people of Spain. 

If France may be said to be the land of the ban mot, assuredly 

Spain is the country of proverbs. Probably no nation possesses 

a greater number of sententious sayings, and nowhere is the 

study of them more diligently cultivated. Around the subject an 


extensive literature has grown, and continues to grow, for the 
Spaniards take a warm pride in the numerous wise saws that 
abound in their language. Whether the Moorish strain in his 
blood is responsible for the Spaniard's love of sententious say- 
ings we need not inquire. It is sufficient to say that many of 
their proverbs are so full of practical wisdom as to deserve our 
close study. It has been well said, too, that without doubt 
the purest Spanish is to be found in these proverbs, and for that 
reason alone they are attractive to the student. Sancho Panza 
has made most of us acquainted with many of the wise sayings 
current in Spain. Indeed, honest Sancho is not a Sam Weller. 
His maxims are not peculiarly his own, for he often merely 
repeats the adages popular among his countrymen. 

Some of the Spanish proverbs are histories in brief. We 
may learn something of the misrule of the monarchs of Spain 
from A lid van leyes do quieren reyes^ of the terrors of the 
Inquisition from Con el Rcy y la tnquhicwn chiton! while -£"/ 
diahlo estd en Cantillana reminds us that Don Juan, the proto- 
type of all gay deceivers, was something more than a fiction of 
dramatists and poets. 

Needless to say, it has not been possible to cull more than 
the choicest flowers from the abundant stores of the proverbs of 
Spain. The best, and all of the widest application, have been 
diligently collected. 

The proverbs included in this section will show that the 
inhabitants of Portugal are not far behind their neighbours in 
-» _. practical wisdom. The fact that Camoens is 

the only Portuguese writer to be quoted by 
name, might lead the uninitiated to think that writers in Por- 
tugal have something in common with snakes in Iceland. This 
is not the case, but many Portuguese writers of eminence have 
chosen the sonorous Castilian as their medium of expression in 
preference to using their own native tongue. 

In conclusion, the Editor (eels very conscious of the truth of 


Dr. Johnson's dictum that a dictionary maker seldom fully 
attains the purpose with which he sets out. Yet it cannot be 
doubted that this book will be of practical utility to many as a 
handy work of reference, and that it will be acceptable for 
general perusal on account of the words of wisdom and of beauty, 
gleaned from so many sources, which are herein contained. 

Numerous explanatory footnotes will be Found throughout the 
book. If these sometimes err on the side of appearing super- 
fluous, I hope that this will be considered an error in the right 
direction. With St Augustine of Hippo, I hold that " It is 
better to endure blame at the hands of the critics, than to say 
anything that the people might not understand." 

The motto of a compiler of a dictionary of quotations must 
necessarily be that of Moliere \Jeprends mon bien ouje le tnmve. 
Most of those to whom, for whatsoever merit this book may 
have, the credit is due, have gone where appreciation of their 
services wilt not affect them. To the others, whose assistance I 
have frequently acknowledged in the footnotes, 1 now desire to 
offer my most grateful thanks. In the case of translations, 
where made use of, every care has been taken to attribute them 
to their authors. Finally, to Mr. Robert D. Blackman — the 
editor of "Deacon's Dictionary of Foreign Phrases" — I am 
greatly indebted for much practical advice and assistance. 

H. P. J. 






Ab actu ad posse valet Ulatio. 

Ab alio expectes quod alteri feceris. 

^ Ab asdno lanam. 

^ Ab equinis pedibus procul recede. 
^ Ab equis ad asinos. 

Abeunt studia in matts.—Ovid. 

Ab bonesto virum bonum nibil deterret. 

— Seneca, 

Abi ad formicam, o piger ; aspice vias 
ejus et sape. 

Abi in malam crucem. 

Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit. — Cicero, 

Ab imo pectore. 

Ab inconvenienti. 

(From what has happened we may 
infer what will happen.) When an 
event has happened once, it is logical 
to conclude tnat it may happen again. 

(You may look for the same treatment 
from others as you extend to others.) 
Expect that as you do unto one, 
another will do unto you. 

(Wool from an ass.) Blood from a 

Keep at a distance from a horse's heels. 

(From horses to asses.) Coming down ^ 
in the world. 

(Studies affect the habits and character.) 

Use is second nature. 
How use doth breed a habit in a man. 

— Shakespeare. 

Nothing deters a good man from doing 
what is honourable. 

Gro to the ant, thou sluggard, consider 
her ways and be wise. 

Go and be hanged ; go to Jericho. 

He has gone, departed, slunk off, and 
got clean away. 

(From the bottom of one's breast.) 
From the heart's core. 

(From the inconvenience.) Beside the 

* An argoment ab inconvenienti it one designed to show that a certain proposition is likely 
prove unsoited to the circtuostances under discussion. 

to prove 


Ab integro orde integro, 
Ab irato. 

Abnormis sapiena. 

Ab officio et bencfido. 

Ab origine. 

' A bove niajori discit arare 

»• Ab ovo. 

Ab ovo usque ad m 
AbsciBsio jQlinitj. 


Absens heres non e 


Absenlem lasdil, c 

m cbrioq 

From ihebcginni 
Aficsh, anew. 

I angty I 

Absenlem qui rodit amicum, 

eui □□□ dcrendit. alio ciilpante iiolutos 
ui captai risus bominum ramamque 

ig ; from ihe very first, 
lao.) Unfair; unpro- 
,) A bom 

{Wise by natural good 

(From bis oSice and benelice.) 

pended from his duties.t 
Fiom the origin ; from the 

(The young ox learns bow to plough 
from the older.) As the old cock 
crows, the young cock leains. 

(From Ihe egg.) From the earliest 

(From the egg to the apples.) From 
beginning to end.j 

(Cutting off the infinite, | The exclu- 
sion of eveiything but the point under 

(The absent will not be heir.) Out of 
sight, out of mind. 

(He that enters into dispute with a man 
in drink, wrong!> the absent.) The 
man, nol being in his sober senses, is 
practically absent. 

He that shall rail against his absent 

Or hears Iliem scandalized, and cot 

defends ; 
Sports wth their fame, and speaks 

whate'er he can. 
And only to be thought a witty man ; 
Tells tales and brings bis friends in dis- 

That man's a knave ;— be sure beware 
of him. — Creech. 

Absenle reo. 

In the absence of the accused. 

Absit invidia. 
Absil omen. 

(All envy apart.) Take it not amiss. 

(Evil omens apart.) May no portent of 

evil be attached to the words I say. 

Absque sudore ct labore nullum opus 

perfectum est. 
Abstinetc, sosCinelc. 

"Without sweat and toil no work is 

Forbear and bear. 

Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seip- 
mm regere nescil. 

(It is absurd that a man should rule 
others, who cannot rule himself.) 
Self-conlrol is the most necessary 
quabficalion of a leader of men. 

when w= »!.h Lo rignify that it a unprovotcd, 

t Bggi tanntd tb 

6nt cmuM of > Roiiu 



Abiindans cautela non nocet. 

Ab uno diiice omnes. 

Ab urbe conditi. 
Abusus non tollit usnm. 

Acceptissima semper 
Munera sunt, anctor quae pretiosa facit. 


Accipere quam facere injuriam praestat. 

— Cicero, 

Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusal. 

— Horace, 

Acerbus et ingens. 

Acerriraa proximorum odia. — Tacitus, 

Acherontis pabulum. — Plautus. 
Acribus initiis, incurioso fine. — Tacitus, 

A cruce salus. 

Acta deos nunquam mortalia fallunt. 


Actum est de republic^. 

Actum ne agas. 

Actus Dei nemini facit injuriam. 

Acnm in metft fceni quaerere. 
A cuspide corona 

Ac veluti magno in populo quum ssepe 

coorta est 
Seditio, saevitque animis ignobile vulgus ; 
Jamcjue faces et saxa vol^t ; furor arma 

Turn pietate gravem ac meritis si forte 

virum quern 
Conspexere silent, arrectisque auribus 

Iste regit dictis animos, et pectora 

mulcet. — Virgil. 

(Plenty of caution hurts nobody.) Safe 
bind, safe find. 

(From one learn all.) From a single 

instance learn the nature of the whole. 

From the foimding of the city (Rome).* 

Abuse is no argument against the use 
of anything. 

(Gifts are always most valued when the 
giver is dear to us.) Rich gifts seem 
poor when givers prove unkmd. 

— Shakespeare. 

It is better to receive than to inflict an 

The mind inclined to falsehood rejects 

the nobler course. 
Fierce and mighty. 

The hatred of those who are om- nearest 
kin is the most grievous to endure. 

(Food for Acheron.) Food for death. t 

(Alert in the beginning, negligent in the 

end.) Too much zeal oflen leads to 

carelessness. Slow and steady wins 

the race. 

Salvation from the cross. 

The deeds of men never escape the eyes 
of God. 

(It is all over with the commonwealth.) 
The country is in danger. 

(Do not do what is done.) Let weU 

(The act of God does "WTong to no one.) 
No person can be held legally respon- 
sible for an event due to divine agency. 

To look for a needle in a bundle of hay. 

(A crown from the spear.) A kingdom 
won by the sword. 

And as in a mighty throng of men, when 
some tumult has arisen, and the rabble 
has been roused to fury; firebrands 
and stones fly this way and that, since 
rage finds weapons. Anon, if they 
chance to see among them a man 
whose probity and merits give him 
influence, silence takes them, and they 
hearken attentively to liis counsel ; he 
diverts their angry thoughts with his 
words, and soothes their savage rage. 

• The Romans reckoned all dates from 753 B.C., the year when, according to tradition, Rome 
was built by Romulus and Remus. Ab urbe condiid is usually expressed by the letters 
A. U. C. ^ 

t Acheroa, the river of Woe, was one of the seven streams which were supposed to flow 
fomd the lower world. 


Ad arbilrium. 

Ad astra per ardua. 

M Ad Caleodas GrsEcas. 
Ad captandum vulgus. 

Ad clenim. 

Ad damnuin addcretnr injuria.— 

Addecet hoiwsle vivere. 


Adde paruin paivoi magnum 

A Deo lux nostra. 
Ad eiutdem (gtadum). 

Ad hoc. 

Adhuc sub judice lit est. 

Ad ioliiiitum. 

Ad iateiim. 

Ad intemeciolieni. 

Adjuvanle Deo labor profidl. 

Ad libitum. 

Ad literam. 

Ad majorem Dei gloriam. (A.M.D.G.) 

Ad mensunun aquam bibit. 

Ad nauseam. 

■ The Calandi wu tb« c 

oiaire peculiar to the Romini, to ujr th 

/ii§u*tf« oPom'un^iiil^^ flowed, 

At pleasure; at will. 
(To the Mars through difficulties.) To 
win eternal reuown in spite of all 
(Any rumour is good eooi^b to use 
acainst the unfortunate.) Sve a dog 
a oad name and bang him. 
(At the Greek Calends.) When two 

Sundays come in one week.' 
To catch the rabble ; to tktle the cars 

of the mob. 
To the clergy- 
Thai would be adding insult to injury. 
It mach becomes us to live honourably. 
Something to be added. 
(Keep adding little to little, and soon 
there will be a great heap.) Many 
littles make a mickle. 
From God and the King. 
(So strong is custom in youthful minds.) 
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's 
mclined. — Pope. 
Our light Cometh from God. 
To the same degree (nmk).t 
To the extremity : at last. 
To the end 1 finally. 
(There should be a limit observed in 
joking.) Jokes should aot exceed 
the bounds of good taste. 
For this purpose ; unto this end. 
The case is not yet decided. 
To infinity ; without limit or end. 
In the meanwhile. 
To extenninalion. 
With God's help, work prospers. 
At pleasure. 

(To the letter.) Minutely exact. 
For the greater glory of God. 
(He drinks water by measure.) Fenny 

wise and pound foolish. 
(To produce sickness.) To produce a 
feeling of disgust. 



Adolescentem verecimdum esse decet. 


Ad perditam securim manubrium adji- 

Ad perpetuam rei memoriam. 

Ad poenitendum properat, cito qui judi- 
cal. — Publius Syrus, 

Ad populum pbaleras, ego te intus et 
in cute novi. — Persius, 

Modesty is a becoming ornament to a 
young man. 

(To throw the helve after the hatchet.) 
To give up all hope. 

For the perpetual remembrance of the 

(He that comes too quickly to a decision 
is fast on the road to repent.) Marry 
in haste and repent at leisure. 

(Show your trappings to the conmion 
folk; I know you inside and out.) 
Your hypocrisy may impose on others, 
but I know your real character. 

(Eggs to-day are better than chickens 
to-morrow.) A bird in the hand is 
worth two in the bush. 

To what damage.* 

To be further considered. 

To the thing, point, ptupose. 

(Attached by law to the soil.) Origi- 
nally a class of Roman serfs. 

(Constant attention to one subject fre- 
quently produces better results than 
mere natural abflity and skill . ) Prac- 
tice makes perfect. Genius is an in- 
finite capaaty for taking pains. 

In short ; in a word. 

The crafly race of flatterers praises the 
conversation of an uneducated boor 
and the features of an ugly friend. 

To the nail ; to a T ; to a nicety.f 
All to a man; everybody without ex- 

(For the Dauphin's use.) An expur- 
gated book. I 

Prepared for either event; ready for 
good or ill fortune. 

According to value.} 

By courage I repel adversity. 

Brave men ought not to be overcome 
by adversity. 

Superior to adversity, equal to pros- 

* A writ israed to ascertain whether the nanting of a privilege to some district, such as the 
right of holding a fair, is likely to prove detrimental to the interests of any portion of the in- 
habitants of that district. 

t Horace speaks of a mzxk /actus ad unguem^ meaning a " perfect gentleman.'' The origin 
of the expression is the practice of scnlptors testing tlie smoothness otmarble by passing their 
fingcr^Dail over it. just as makers of bUliard balls test them by rubbing the ivory against the 
sensitive nerves ot the cheek. 

X This was the title of a celebrated edition of dassic authors, which was prepared for the use 
of the Danphin by order of Louis XTV. 

I A tariix ad valorem is the imposition of certain duties on imported goods, the rate of duty 
being fixed oa the commercial value of these imports. 

^ Ad praesens ova eras pullis sunt meliora. 

Ad quod damnum. 
Ad referendum. 
Ad rem. 
Adscripti glebae. 

Adsiduus usus uni rei deditus et in- 
genium et artem saepe vincit. 

— Cicero, 

Ad summam. 

Adulandi gens prudentissima laudat 

sermonem indocti, fadem deformis 

amici. — Jwerud. 

Ad nnguem. 
Ad unum omnes. 

Ad usum Delphini. 

Ad utrumque paratus. 

Ad valorem. 

Adversa virtute repello. 

Advexsis etenim frangi non esse viro- 
rum. — Silius lUUicus. 

Adversis majoTi par secundis. 

Adversus sotem ne loquitot. 

Advocatus DUboli. 

y JEgrs foitissima virtus. 

^Erescii medendo. 

^gri somnia. 

^neadam gcnetrii, hommum divomqoe 

Atma Venus, CI*!! subCer labentia signa 
Qux mare naiiigeniin, qux lenas mi- 

Concelebras, per te quoniam genus 

! nubiU 

Concipitur visitque exortu 

Te, dea, te fugiunt venti, 

Adventumque tuum, libi suaiis d^edala 

Sumiuittit Sores, libi rident xquora 

Placatumque nitet diffuse luminecietum. 

^quam memento lebus in arduis 
Scriare mentem, non secus in bonis 
Ab insolent! tempera tam 
Liet il iS. — Horace. 
2Et\\i3. lellus 
Pauperi recluditur, 
Regumque pueris.— Aiirocf. 
iEquilas sequitut legem. 


(Do not speak against (he sun.) Do 
not argue against a (ict which is clear 
as daylight. 

(To the quick.) To ihe Ufe. 

The Devil's advocate.* 

Virtue it itif siTffnpf^i ctiiVlfj 

(He disease grows worse by attempts 
lo heal it.) The remedy is worse 
than the disease. 

The empty visions of a sicli man. 

Mother of the j^neadx, dartiog of men 
and gods, increase -giving Venus, 
who, beneath the gliding signs of 
beaven, fillest with thy presence the 
ship-cartying sea, the corn-bearing 
liinds. since through thee eveiy land 
of living thing is conceived, rises np 
and beholds the light of the sun. 
Before thee, goddess, flee the ninds, 
the clouds of heaven ; before Ihee and 
thy advent ; for Ihee earth manifold 
in works puts forth sweet- smelling 
flowers ; for Ibee the levels of Ihe 
sea do laugh, and heavm propiti- 
ated shines with outspread light. t— 



the pauper and the c 
rich ana noble, 
(Equity follows the law.) The rules of 
equity modify the strict letter of the 
law by taking into account the cir- 
cumstances of the case. 

^qaura est. It is right that Ibe man who asks par- 

Peccatis veniam posceniem reddere don for his ov,-a faulls, should be 

rursus. — Horace. willing to pardon others, 

.^ra niteat usu; vestis bona quseril Brass shines by use; a good garment 

haberi; ought lo be worn; deserted houses 

Canescunt turpi testa relicta ^lu. toon fall into ruin and decay. 

• When i[ iipiopoKdtoaddaDewnine to the lilt of iiialt. the Roman Catholie Cburch 
aJ^i'DiaSeii. Kcm^^Um lilip^ltBd to anyone wbo I'upporti an unrigblcoui coune of 

i TtieM am ths oprr 

lini llnri o( tbe Dr Rtntwi NalurS. Ihr famou 

cipoundi fail ihrary ol 

th' creation of Iho world. The po*I invokt 

. Venu., Ihe Godde 

Lo>-e, ai bc-ing ths c 

birf iDDIivr power in the uni»nr. .She \: 

. called ■■M..lbrr a 

iEoeadi," becaui* 1 

ho KoBiani L^almed dncent from brr, thn 

>ugh /Enfjj, tbe Ti 



.£re perennius. yr 

£rago animi, robigo ingenii. — Seneca, 

JEs alienum. 

JEs debitorexn leve; grave inimicimi 
facit. — Publius Syrus. 

.£sopi ingenio statuam posuere At- 

Senrumque collocanint sterna in basi, 
Patere nonoris scirent ut cunctis viam. 

— Phadrus. 
^thiopem lavare {or dealbare). 


Afflavit Deus et dissipantur. 

A fonte puro pura defiuit aqua. 

A fortiori. 

A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi. X 

Age quod agis. 

Agnosco veteris vestigia flammse. 

— Virgil. 

Agnus Dei. 

Ah, quam dulce est roeminisse ! 

Albse gallinae filius. ^ 

Alcinoo poma dare. 

Alea jacta est. 

More enduring than bronze ; ever- 

(The rust of the mind is the blight of 
genius.) A mind not used is a mind 

(Money belonging to another.) Debt. 

(A small debt produces a debtor ; a 
heavy one an enemy.) Lend and 
lose ; so play fools. 

The Athenians erected a large statue to 
^sop and placed him, though a 
slave, on a lasting pedestal : to show 
that the way to honour lies open in- 
differently to all. 

Of his or her age. 

(To wash a blackamoor white.) To 
lose one's labour. 

(A breathing on.) Inspiration ; the 
divine afflatus. 

God sent forth his breath, and they are 

scattered, t 
(From a clear spring clear water flows.) 

A man is generally known by the 

company he keeps. 

(With stronger reason.) If one horse 
can pull a cart, a fortiori ten horses 
can do it more easily. 

(A precipice in front, wolves behind.) 
Between the denl and the deep sea. 

Things (business) to be done. 

(Do what you are doing.) Mind the 
business you have in hand. 

(I feel the symptoms of the former 
flame.) Having loved once before, I 
know the symptoms. 

The Lamb of God. J 

What joys doth memory give ! 

(T he son of a white hen.) A man born 
witlTa silver spoon in nis mouth.} 

(To give fruit to Alcinous.) To carry 
coals to Newcastle, y 

The die is cast .11 

* Soa Bxegs moHumenfum. 

i This was the inscription on the medal which was struck by the order of Queen Elizabeth, 
to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada. 

X The name given to part of the office for the burial of the dead in the Roman church, Agnus 
Dei being the opening words of one portion of the service. .e e x 

I It b related that an eagle dropped a white hen into the lap of Livia, the wife of the 
Emperor Augustus, and this was accepted as a favourable omen. 

I Aldnous, Kinjgf of Corcyra (the modem Corfu) possessed such fertile orchards, so tradi- 
tion sajrs, that their excellence bf'came proverbial. 

H The words of Julius Csrsar when he led his army across the Rubicon, an action tanta* 
mount to a declaration of civil war. 

good recommendation (or 
ID. To reed the flame : to add fuel Co the 

(Otherwise.) At another time. 
(Elsewhere.) In law the plea of a 
person who alleges that he was in 
some other place than that staled in 
the charge. 
a ocnlis habemns, a tergo (Thevicesofolherswe keepin oureyes, 

nostra sunt. — Senega. 

Alieni appetens, lui profusus. — Salius 
Alii sementem Taciunt, alii n 

Alionim medicus, ipse nlceribns Kates. 

Aliqiurado bonus dormilat Homenis. 

Aliqtiis malo ^t usus ab illo. 

Alilur vitium vivitque tegendo.— Virgil. 

AUud nihil est agendum. 

Aliuro silere quod voles, primus sile. 

Alma maler. 

- Alta sedeot civilis vulnera dexine. 


Alter eEO. 

Alter ipse amicus. 

Alterios Don sit, qui suus « 

I back.) We see the 

mote in our brother's eyes, but do not 

observe the beam in our own." 
Covetous of the possessions of others, 

and prodigal of his own.f 

_i " ^_ and olhen the 

moffifif.) One beats the bush^ and 

another catches the bird. 
(The physician of others, you yourself 

are full of sores.) Physician, heal 

(Even the good Homer sometimes nod?.) 

The greatest writere are occasionally 

Some advantage may come of that 

Vice thrives and lives. 

There is no more to be done. 

(If you wish another lo keep your 

secret, first keep ii yourself.) Speech 

is silver, silence is golden, 
(A foster mother.) Generally applied 

to a University, 
Deep are t he wounds that rivil strife 

(In one hand he carries a stone, while 

in the other he shows a piece of 

bread.) A treacherous fellow. One 

who carries fire in one hand and 

water in the other. 
Another self. 
A ftiend is a second self. 

be the hireling of another 


I be his 

I seek higher things, a higher life. 

bU rcKmblu thg teachinit of ChKiliinity that 
Him imtimEiitt, bewBver, prcisntlhE iDftictt 
lid tbe miifoitunD to be Ihi preceptor of Nero, 
iduce the b«i papili, 
liUewood ol Roman hiiloi;. Tile pbme is sow 



Aldus ibant qui ad smnxxu mtuntur. 

Axnabilis insania. 

Amantes sunt amentes. 

Amantium irse amoris iutegratio est. 

— Terence, 
Amare et sapere vix deo conceditur. 

— Puhlius Syrus. 

Ama tanquam osunis. Oderis tanquam 

Amat victoria curam. 

A mazimis ad minimos. 
Ambigendi locus. 
A mens^ et toro. 

Arnica pax, magis arnica Veritas. 

Amicitia sine fraude. 

Amicnm perdere est damnorum maxi- 

Amicus certus in re incertli cemitur. 

— Ennius, 

Amicus curis. 

Amicus humani generis. 

Amiens Plato, amicus Socrates, sed 
major Veritas. 

Amicus usque ad aras. 

Amicus vit» solatium. 

Amissum quod nescitur non amittitur. 

— Publius Syrus. 

Amor et melle et felle est fecundissi- 
mus. — Plautus. 

They will rise highest who strive for the 
highest place. 

(A nursling; foster-child.) The stu- 
dents of a college or university are 
said to be its alumnt\ foster-children. 

An amiable madness; a pleasing illu- 

(L overs are ma dmen.) Love and pride 
stock Bedlam. 

T he quarrelling of lovers is the renewal 
51 love. 

T o iove. an^ ^^ ^^ ^*'** ^t the ssime 
ti me, is scarcely possible even for a 

(Love as though you might hate. Hate 
as though you might love.) Do not 
run to extremes either in love or 

(Victory loves care.) Victory and pru- 
dence are close friends. 
From the greatest to the least. 
Room for doubt ; dubious. 

(From table and bed.) A legal for- 
mula to indicate a divorce. 

I love peace, but I love truth even 

Friendship without deceit. 

To lose a friend is the greatest of all 

(A sure friend is made manifest in a 
doubtful matter; when one is in 
diflSculty.) A friend in need is a 
friend indeed. 

(A friend of the court.) A person who 
gives an opinion or contributes in- 
formation on the invitation of the 
judge, although not otherwise en- 
gaged in the cause. 

A friend of the human race. 

Plato is my friend, Socrates is my friend, 

but truth is greater, t 
A friend even to the altars — to the last 


A friend is the comfort of life. 

(The loss that is not known, is no loss 
at all.) What the eye does not see, 
the heart does not grieve for. 

Love is very rich both in honey and in 

~ Lo^t 

* This precept, the truth of which is somewhat dubious, is apparently of Greek orig^in, for 
Sophocles puts the same idea into the mouth of a character in one of his tragedies. 
T The aathor of this phrase is unknown, but the idea is expressed by Aristotle. 

Amor magnui doctor est. 

—St, Augustine. 

Amor patitur monn. 

venis potest. 
I ludo. — Haract. 
Anceps foima bonnm mortalibns. 


(Love begets love.) Love is the load- 
Love is a great teacher. 

(Love endures delays.) Lm'e is a sweet 

The love of our country. 
(True love can Tear no one.) Perfect 

love casteth out fear. 
A trace to jesting: to serioi^s matters 

Anguiltam caudl teoes. 
Anguij) in herbl. 

Amies fabube. 

Animadverto, enim, etiam deos ipsos, 
nan tarn accuratis adoiantium preci- 
bus, (]uatn inooceotiS et ^ 
laetari. — Pliny tht Youngtr 

Animi labes nee diulumitale 
nee amnibus ullis elui potest. — Cktro. 

Aoimo et fide. 

Animo iiuperabit sapiens, stuUus aerv- 

let. — Publiui Syrui. 
Animo qoq ostutiA. 
Animula, vagula, blandula 
Hospes, eamesque eoiporis ! 

?uie nunc abibis in loca, 
allidula, frigida, nudula. 
Nee, ut soles, dabis jora. 


Animum curis nunc hue i 

Animum furtuna sequitur. 

Animum picturl pasdt 

Animum rege, qni, nisi paret, imperat. 

Animus Ixlus bene nffidi vullum. 

\ hoiret luctuqae re- 


•The CI 

let u 

Beauty is a doubtful boon. 

(YoaJml d nn m I by th e tail -) You 

have caught a Tartar. 
(A_ snake in the grass.) A hidden 

Old women's tales ; prosy n< 

I perceive that the gods themselves nrc 
propitiated, not so much by the 
prayers of their worshippers, as by 
singleness and holiness of life. 

Stains that affect the soul arc not oli- 
hleraled by time, nor can rivets o( 
water wash them away. 

By courage and faith. 

A wise man will be the master of his 
passions, a fool their stave. 

By valour, not by craft. 

Dear little fleeting soul of mine ; my 
sometime guest and comrade ! Now 
whither wilt P To what unknown 
climes wilt thou go, so pale, and 
cold, and tiny as thou art, forgetting 
thy former playful ways, a stranger 

c dividit This way and that the ai 

(Fortune attends on courage.) Fortune 

gives her hand to a bold man. 
And with the shadowy picture feeds his 

Rule your passions, or they will rule 

A merry heart makelh a cheerful coun- 

9 which the Emprror Hadrii 
L>lin ii my brautiful, tiut ai 




Animus non deficit aequus. 

Animus quod perdidit optat, 
Atque in praeterit& se totus imagine 
versat. — Petronius ArbiUr, 

An nesds longas regibus esse manus ? 

- Oind. 

Anno xtatis suae. 

Anno Christi. 

Anno mundi (A.M.). 

Annosa vulpes non capitur laqueo. 

Anno urbis conditse (A.U.C.). 

Annus mirabilis. 

Anser, apis, vitulus populos et regnajr 

Ante barbam doces senes. 

Ante bellum. 

Ante omnia. 

Ante senectutem curan ut bene vive- 
rem ; in senectute, ut bene moriar. 

^ Sefieca, 

Ante tubam trepidat. 

Ante victoriam ne canas triumphum. 

Antiquitas quo propius aberat ab ortu 
ct divinA progenie, hoc melius ea 
fortasse, quae erant vera, cemebat. 

— Cicero. 

A numine salus. 
Aperto vivere voto. 

Apologia pro vitd sud. 

A well-balanced (firm, courageous) 
mind is not wanting. 

The heart always yearns for what it has 
lost, and employs itself in dreaming 
of days that are gone. 

Dost thou not know that kings have 
long arms ? * 

In the year of his (or her) age. 

In the year of Christ. 

In the year of the world. 

(An old fox is not caught in a trap.) 
Old birds are not to be caught with 

In the year from the building of the 

city (Rome).t 
A year of wonders (1666). Name of a 

poem by Drydcn. 

(G oose, bee, and calf rule the kingdoms 
oi ^biLBCflrld.) Pen, wax, and parcn- 
ment govern the world. *' The pen 
is mightier than the sword. "J 

(You teach old persons before your 
beard has come.) Jack Sprat would 
teach his granny. 

Before the war. 

Before all things. In the first place. 
Before I was old I was careful to live 
well ; when I was old, to die well. 

(He trembles before the trumpet 
sounds.) He cries before he is hurt. 

(Do not celebrate a triumph before the 
victory.) Do not shout until you are 
out of the wood. 

The ancients saw more clearly, perhaps, 
what was really true, inasmuch as 
they were nearer to the beginning 
and dixine origin of creation.} 

Salvation (health, bodily, or spiritual) 
comes from the Deity. 

To live with undisguised prayers ; to 
pray for nothing that you would not 
^•isn others to know. 

A defence of the conduct of his life.jl 

* This sajrinr is not so trne as it was when the ruler of Rome was the master of the whole 
cit-ilised worl^ whose anger none could escape. 

t .Sec note onAb Urbe, 

X This saying is of medix\'al origin. 

} This seems to be the origin of liacon's aphorism ** Antiquitas sitculi inventus mundi**^^ 
** Antiquity was the youth of the world." He is thought, however, to have derived it from 
Giordano Bruno. 

i) The title given by Cardinal Newman to his autobiography. 

A posse adcsse. 
A posteriori. 

Apparent ran nante* in EDrgile vasto. 

Appetitus ntioiii puttX.—Ckero. 
A priori. 

J dieris, roirificos effe- 
ruQt frucliu, dod solnm quia nunqnam 
deserant, ne in eitremo quidem tem- 
pore aetatis, verum etiam quia con- 
scicDlia bene actae vits, maltonun- 

Sie benelactanim recotdatio jucun- 
ssima est. — Cictn. 

Aqux Turtivae niaves sunt. 
Aquam a pumice nunc postulas. 


Aqua profunda e*i 

t quieta. 

Aquila non capit i 



Arbiter bibendi. 

Arbiter elegantiar 


£t castare pares, i 
AJcana imperii. 

Arcadn ambo. 

Arcanum demens detept ebrietas. 


From possibiUty b 

(From the Utter.) An ai 
eSect to cause. 

A few appear swimming hen and there 
in the seething surf.' 

^itt ynip ><«""« If iiiUil liy ifawin 

(From the former.) Arguing from cause 
to effect. 

The best armour of old age is an early 
life welt spent in the practice and ex- 
ercise of virtuous deeds. For when 
yon are advanced in years your pre- 
vious good actions bnng a f^al re- 
ward, seeing that your habits of virtue 
still abide with you even in extreme 
old age. Moreover, the conscious- 
ness of a well-spent life and the me- 
mory of many kmd actions is in itselC 
a vny sweet cons(dation. 

Stolen waters are sweet. 

You wish to get water out of a stone. 

Still wal< 
(Royal « 


A (ivmriti quotadoa wbeii ■ critic iriifaM to u]i ■ txiot 

* TOiar^i'/frwaBDStnscnuiJIr IbaEivcroftheteul. The < 
dice. ODBortlwdjdci of [hi poiilionwM to d«id>> llm prop 
Willi the wine, for to diink wine neil wu i»Diidei«d the ict of a 

> The meaniaf that Byron, in '* Ddd Jun," attacbei to At 
both," udtliii H now Chdr Dtml conooUtion. 

t A mixture of nitric and 
]s capable of melting gold 

Ineagie does not catch fliss.) A 
gosh^iE "Beats not ata^unlmg. 

(To weave spiders' webs.) To elabo- 
rSfe feeble argumeiiir; to split hairs. 

(The ruler of the drinking.) The mas- 
ter of the feast among the andeols 
gave directions when to fill the cups.t 

An authority on matters of elegance or 

Arcadians both, well matched b sing* 
ing, each ready to cap the others 

(The mysteries of government.) State 

1 discloses a secret.) 
In vino Veritas. What sobeiiiess 
conceals drunkenness reveals. 
(A bow too much kept on the stretch 
breaks.) A bow long bent at last 
waieth weak. 

ki tome food thin^ 
u decided by casting 




Ardua molimur: sed nulla, nisi ardua, 
virtus. — Ovid, 

Arenae mandas semina. 

Arena sine calce 

Argilli quidvis imitaberis udd. 

Argumentum ad absurdum. 
Argumentum ad crumenam. 
Argumentum ad hominem. 

Argumentum ad ignorantiam. 

Argumentum ad invidiam. 

Argumentum ad judicium. 
Argumentum ad misericordiam. 
Argumentum ad populum. 
Argumentum ad verecundiam* 

Argumentum baculinum. 

Arma accipere. 

Arma dare. 

Anna tuentur pacera. 

Arma virumque cano. — Virgil, 
Arrectis auribus. 

Ars aemula naturae. — ApuUius, 
Ars est celare artem. 

Ars longa, vita brevis. 

Ars prima regni posse te in\idiam pati. 

— Seneca. 
Arte perire suA. 

We essay a difficult task ; but there is 
no merit save in difficult tasks. 

(You are sowing the sand.) You waste 
your toil. You are ploughing the sand. 

(Sand without lime.) A work that will 
not endure. 

(You may mould sod clay into any 
shape you please.) Young minds 
are easily impressed. Best to bend 
while it IS a twig. 

An argument intended to prove the 
absurdity of an opponent's argument. 

An argument to the purse ; an appeal 
to interest. 

(Argument to the man.) Argument 
deriving its force from the situation 
of one's opponent.* 

Argument founded on one's opponent's 
ignorance of facts. 

An argument appealing to low pas- 

An argim^ent to the judgment. 
An argument appeaUng to one's pity. 
An appeal to the people. 
(An argument to the modesty.) An 
appe^ to the sense of decency. 

The argument of the staff or stick; 
conviction by force. 

(To receive arms.) To be created a 

(To give arms.) To create a person a 

(Arms maintain peace.) To be ready 
forwar is the best protection against it. 
Arms and the man I sing.f 

With ears erect ; pricking one's ears ; 
on the alert. 

Art is the rival of nature. 

(It is true art to conceal art.) A fine 
work of art b eflfective, but does not 
make apparent the processes by which 
the effect has been arrived at. 

(Art is long, life is short.) Art is long 
and time is fleeting. — Longfellow, 

The first qualification of a ruler is the 
ability to endure unpopularity. 

(To perish by one's own machinations.) 
To be caught in one's own trap. 

* The popular illustration of tbis is the advice to a barrister ; " If you have a bad case to 
defiend, abuse the plaintiff's attorney," 
<i Toe opeoing words of YirKil'i JSneid^ 

Asinus ad 


A*.« .*..,.■«. 

n ptilcher. 




1 tirtutem est via. 


nihil est humiU cum surgit 

Aspiciunt oculis superi mortalia jnslis. 


Assentatio, vitioruin adjutm, pnxnil 

amoveal ur. — Cicero. 
Assidua stilla saium eicavat. 
Asdduus in aculia hominum fuerat, quae 

res minus vcrendos magnos homines 

ipsl satietate facit. — Livy. 

Audaces (oraaden(es) forluna juvat. 
Audi alteram partem. 

Master of Arts (M.A.). 
n fou are > 'hri'""B ?" asO Great cry, 
"and Utile wool. 

An awkward 
a fiddle. 
I beauty [o an ass, and 
a pig thinks a pig to be a lovely crea- 
ture.) Men are inclined to think 
that their own geese are swans. 
(An ass among perfumes.) A bull in a 

china shop. 
It is a difficult road that leads to 

(Nothing is more liring than a low- 
bred fellow who has reached emi- 
nence.) Set a beggar on horseback 
and he will ride to the devil. 

The gods survey the acts of men with 
the eyes of justice. 

Let flattery, the attendant on vice, be 
ijlogetber apuraed by ftiends. 

A steady drop hollows a slooe. 

Being contitiually seen by his fellows, 
he wearied them, and this fact 
makes even great men less venerated 
than tbey ought to be.) Familiarity 
breeds contempt. 

Fortune favours the bold. 

(Hear the other side.) There are two 
sides lo every question. 

(The complaint being beard.) The 
~' 1 of the defendant having been 

dunt . — L ucrttiu. 

Aula regis. 
Aura, popularis. 

Aurea mediocritas. 

i lampada tra- 

1 the 

change nnd decay, a 

in a race, hand the torch of life to 

those that succeed them.t 

The king's court. J 

(The popular breeze.) Tlie darling of 
the public is said to be borne along 
by the aura popularis, 

(The golden mean.) The happy me- 
dium between excess in either direc- 

* ThmamearthewritciviDRiiiIgfcIiiIaDt 
+ Q,4aii concrti. A refBTcnce to Ihi Gia 

look part, Ihe priie b*ing given to the line o 

hand <a bind moit quickly. 

t In t3Li\f Wma Ibe mnnbcn of Ihe Km^' 





Anream quisquis mediocritatem 
Diligit, tutus caret obsoleti 
Sordibus tecti, caret invidendft 
Sobrius auld. — Horace, 

Aurea nunc vere sunt ssecula; pluri- 

Venit honos : auro conciliatur amor. 

Aurea rumpunt tecta quietem, 
Vigilesque trahit purpura noctes. 
O si pateant pectora ditum 
Qoantos intus sublimis agit 
Fortuna metus ! — Seneca, 

Aureo hamo piscari. 

Auiibus tenere lupum. 

Auri sacra fames. 

Auro quaeque janua panditur. 

Aurora musis amica est. 

Aut amat, aut odit mulier. 

Aut Caesar, aut nihil. 

Aut Caesar, aut nullus. 

Aut insanit homo, aut versus facit. 

— Horace, 

Aut inveniam viam aut faciam. 
Aut nunquam tentes aut perfice. 

Aut vincere aut mori. 

Aut \'irtus nomen inane est, 
Aut decus et pretium recte petit ezperi- 
ens vir. — Horace, 

Auxilia firma consensus facit. 

Auadlium ab alto. 

Auxilium non leve vultus habet. — Ovid, 

Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant. 

Whoever loves the golden mean, avoids 
in safety the squalor of an old house, 
while, m the enjoyment of modera- 
tion, he escapes the unpopularity that 
dogs those who dwell m palaces. 

The present time is the true golden 
age ; for nowadavs the ^ghest 
honours are sold for it, and even 
love yields to gold.* 

Golden palaces break the rest, and regal 
splenaour brings sleepless nights. 
Could the hearts of the rich be seen, 
what fears does prosperity excite 
within them ! 

(To fish with a golden hook.) Money 
makes the mare to go. 

(To \\iQ]d a nynlf hy t^g furs,) To have 

caught a Tartar. 
The accursed thirst for gold. 
A golden key opens any gate. 
(The Dawn is the friend of the Muses.) 

The morning is the best time for the 


A woman either loves or hates; is 
never neutral in feeling. 

(Either Caesar or nothing.) Neck or 

nothing, t 
Either Caesar or nobody. J Not content 

with any place under the highest. 

T he fellow's mad , or else he is compos- 
ing ve rg es. '"' — 

(I will either find a way or make one.) 
Where there's a will there's a way. 

(Blither never try or accomplish.) Hav- 
ing put your hand to the plough, do 
not turn back. 

Victory or death. 

Virtue is either a mere name, or else it 

is a thing of glory and value which a 

man wisely pursues. 

(Unanimity gives strength.) Union is 

Help from on high. 

A good face is a good recommendation. 

Hail, Caesar, those who are about to 
die salute thee. J 


* The sovereijg^ty of money is a truism known to every age. Philip of Macedon, father of 
Alexando* the Grreat, used to say that he could capture anv town, if it were possible to drive 
to the ipites of it an ass laden with silver, with which to bribe some of the defenders. 

4 This inscription was found inscribed on the bust of one of the Roman Emperors, who all 
adopted the name Caesar as a title. 

X The gladiators' address to Uie Emperor when they entered the arena. It is frequently 
quoted to illostrate an act of desperate courage. 

Avia Pieridum loca. 

AvidU naluni parum est.— Seneca. 


From words to blows. 

(The words of a statute must be strictly 

adhered to.) Judges must interpret 

the law» literally. 
The Muses' lonely haunts. 
The bounty of nature is too little for 

the greedy man. 
From the bond of marriage. 
He flouiisbes upon ancestral honours. 

Barbx tenus philosophi. 

(Philosophers as far as the beard.) 
People who have the pretence of 
ItDowledge without the reality. 

Firmness is the foundation of the virtues. 

(Happy, fortunate are th^ who are in 

of the law. 
He is the 

Bealus ille, qui {h-ocuI negotiis, 

Ut prisca gens mortalium, 
Patema rura bubus exercet suis, 

Solutus omni fenore ; 
Neqne excttatur dassico miles tnici, 

Neque horret iratum mare ; 
Forumque ritat, et superba civium 

Potenliorum limina. — Horact. 

Bella detestata mattibus.—//i>/)U'f. 
BelU, horridabella!--r'>j'i7. 
Bella susci[|ieDda sunt oh eam causam, 
uc uoe iDJniii in pace vivatnr. 

Bello flagrante. 

Bellum tntemecinum. 

Bellum nee timendum nee provocao- 

dum. — Pliny tht Younger. 
Belua multorum capitum. 

Bene est tentare. 

Benefacta male locata, malefacta arbi- 

Beneficia tacite danda sunt. 

] who, far from the 

upon himsel 

Blessed is the n 
business ol the toun, ploughs with 
his own oxen his ancestral ti^ds, Hith 
mind free from all cares about money. 
This was the life of the ancient race 
of men. Such an one is not like the 
soldier, roused by the bu);1e's loud 
note, Qor does he fear the angry 
main ; he iihuns the law courts aiul 
the proud portals of the rich. 

Wars, the dread of mothers. 

Wars, horrid wars \—Dryden. 

Wars are to be undertaken in order 
that we may live in peace without 
suffering wrung. 

During hostilities. 

A war of extermination. 

War ought neither to be dreaded, nor 

(Thejoanxjheaded monster.) The mul- 
titude ; "Ring Bgmt g . — 

(It is as well to try.) Nothing venture, 
nothing have. 

Benefits bestowed upon the undeserv- 
ing are no kindness. 

(Benefits should be given silently.) Lei 
not your right hand know what your 
left band doeth. 

(To accept a kindness is to sell one's 
freedom.) He that goesa-borrowing 
goct a-sorrowing 




Benefidum non in eo quod fit aut datur 
constitit, sed in ipso fedentis aut 
dantis animo : animus est enim qui 
benefidis dat pretium. — Seneca, 

Bene qui latuit, bene vixit. — Ovid, 

Bene si amico feceris, ne pigeat fedsse. 

— Plautus, 

Benigno numine. 

Benignns etiam dandi causam cogitat. 

— Publius Syrus, 

Bibaraus, moriendum est. — Seneca, 


Bis dat qui dto dat. 

Bis peccare in bello non licet. 

Bis pueri senes. 

Bis vivit qui bene. 

Boeotum in crasso jurares aere natum. 

— Horace. 


Bona opinio hominum tutior pecunift 

Boni pastoris est tondere pecus non 
deglnbere. — Suetonius, 

Bonis nocet, quisquis pepercerit malis. 

— Publius Syrus, 

Bonis quod bene fit baud pent. 

— Plautus. 

Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem. 

— Seneca, 

Bonus arator agricultione se oblectat, 
cultu ssepe defatigatur, cultural dites- 
ai»^ Cicero, 

Bonus atque fidus 
Judex honestum prsetulit utili. 

— Horace, 

A benefit consists not in that which is 
done or ^ven, but in the spirit in 
which it IS done or ^[iven ; for it is 
the spirit in which a loudness is done, 
that makes it valued. 

(He who has lived unknown to the 
world has lived well.) Who lives 
obscurely, lives securely. 

If you have conferred a favour upon 
your friend, repent not of having 
done so. 

By the favour of heaven ; by the favour 
of Providence. 

The benevolent man always seeks an 
excuse for charity. 

(Let us drink, for die we must.) Let 
us eat, drink, and be merry, for to- 
morrow we die. 

A library. 

He gives twice who gives in a trice. 

To blunder twice is not allowed in war. 

(Old men are twice children.) Bodily 
and mentally. 

Last stage of aU is second childish- 
ness. — Shakespeare, 

He lives twice who lives well. 

You could swear it had its birth in 
Boeotia*s sluggish air.* 

In good faith. 

A good name is better than riches. 

(It is the duty of a good shepherd to 
shear his sheep, not to flay them.) 
Taxation should be imposed with due 

He hurts the good who spares the bad. 

(A benefit done to the good is never 
lost.) Cast thy bread upon the 

To be better than the worst, is not 

(A good husbandman takes delight in 
agriculture ; he is often wearied with 
his labours, but by culture he gets 
rich.) The labour we delight in 
physics pain. — Shakespeare, 

A good and faithful judge prefers 
honesty to expediency. 

* The damp air of Boeotia was supposed to be the cause of the dull wits of its inhabitants. 
Still the country produced Pindar and Epaminondas. 



Bonus dux bonum rcddit comitem. 
Boa lassus farlius ligit pcdcm. 
Bovi clitellas imponere. 

Breve et irrepaTabile tempos viue est 

oraoibus. — I'irgil. 
Breves liiustus in philosophil ad Athe- 

i^muin ducunt, largiores autem re* 

ducunt ad Dttiai.— Saton. 

Brevis esse laboro, obscimis fio. 
Biutum fulmcn. 

(Agood leader makes a good follower.) 
A{;ood m^ter makes a good servant. 

(The liced ox treads surest.) Slow and 
sure wins the race. 

[Tn pm -. p:.^!!- .i,AA\^ "Hjn P* ) To 

impose a duty on one not fit to dii- 

To everybody life U short, nor can it be 

Small draughts of knowledge lead men 

to Atheism, but deeper dranghls 

bring them back to God. 
With tbe short hand. Off-hand ; som- 

Iq Irying to be concise, I become ob- 

(A harmless thunderbolt.) A vain 
menace. Empty vessels sound tbe 


Cacoethes icribendi. 

Cadit quiBStio. 

o eSl.— Seneca. 

Candida pax. 

Candide el conslanlcr. 

Caae pejus ct angue. 

Canes tiniidi vehecnentius latrant. 

Cantabil vacuus coram latrom,- \iM< 

• So Mr. John Morli-y fjyi a 

Ad itch for writing. 

(The question falls to the ground,} 
There is an end of the discussion. 

You carry C:esar and his fonunes.t 

(The remainder is wanting.) Tbe rest 
(of the speech, poem, ice.) is want- 

Olber things being equal. 

(Misforluncis the test of a man's raent.) 
Calamity is a man's true touchstone. 
—Beaumont ami FUlcher. 

(Skilful or clever joining of lilerary com- 
position.) CuaniQE workmanship. 
I aliquid adh%- (Slander stoutly, and something will 
slick.) 'Dirow plenty of mud, and 
some of it will stick, 
nua ctiam aures (Tli£_camcl desiiiQfhoras, lost its ears 
aj, wVin "" "Be thankful (or small 

White-robed peace. 
Frankly and limJy. 
Worse than a dop or a snake. 
Timi d dogs I 'arb tlie loudest . 
(Tho pcnnilcS wltfarcr will sing befote 
at. the nililmr.) The poor roan has 

little to hise. 

" Brjond almoil anrbwly, he luflered (ram what ft 

In" is luc^Ju'liol CTiar wa. cjuSt in a iquall, whilr uilmf in » smsll re«cl off the 
It ol lllytia. Tudition »)i Ovx he (^couraceil (be frigtatmrd pilut wiib the remark) 




Capax impeiii, nisi imperasset. 

— Tacitus, 


Capiat qui capere possit. 

Captantes capti samas. 
Caput mortuum. 

Carendo discimusquam cara amiserimus. 

— Seneca. 

Carent quia vatc sacro. (See Vixere 

Caret initio et fine. 
Caret periculo, qui etiam tutus cavet. 

— Pttblius Syr us. 

Can sunt parentes, caii liberi, propinqui, 
familiares : sed omnes omnium cari- 
tates patria una complexa est ; pro 
quA quis bonus dubitet mortem oppe- 
tere, si ei sit profuturus ? — Cicero, 

Caritate, benevolentiAque sublatft, om- 
nis est e vitd sublata jucunditas. 

— Cicero, 

Carpe diem quam minime credula pos- 
tero.— .^nj^^. 

Cassis tutissima \irtus. 
Castigat ridendo mores. 

Casus belli. 

He would have been thought capable of 
governing if he had never come to 
the throne.* 

(You may take.) A writ for arresting 
a debtor. 

(Let him take who can.) 

The simple plan, 
That they should take who have the 

And they should keep who can. 

— fVordsu'orth. 
(We catchers are caught.) The biter is 

(A dead head.] The residuum left by 
a process ol chemical analysis; a 
worthless person. 

We learn the value of a thing when we 

have lost it. 
Because they lack the inspired poet*s 


It wants both beginning and end. 

He is best secure from dangers who is 

on his guard, even when he seems 


We love our parents, we love our chil- 
dren, our relatives, and our friends : 
but the love of our native land em- 
braces all these affections: for his 
country, therefore, what good patriot 
would refuse to endure death, if, by 
so doing, he could confer any benefit 
upon it ? 

When affection and kindly feeling are 
removed, all sweetness is taken away 
from life. 

(Enjoy the present day, trusting as little 
as possible to what the morrow may 
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. 
Old Time is stiU a-flying. — Herrick, 
(Virtue is the safest helmet.) An 
honest man has nothing to fear. 

(It corrects faults by laughing at them.) 
When preachine has failed to reform 
a man, try a little ridicule. t 

(An occasion for war.) Something that 
causes or justifies war. 

* This it the verdict of Tacitus on the character of Galba, the Roman ecncral who wrested 
the sovereign power from Nero, but was assassinated in a.d. 6q, the fatal year that taw 
thme Roman Emperors, all of whom met with a violent death. Galba had too many virtues 
and too few graces to make a succcs&ful ruler of a turbulent nation. 

t Ibe trench poet Santeuil's description of the true function of comedy. 

'n ppiet jmitatiup Hi*ii- 

loiOfe Eelow suiis. 

Caveat emptor. 

Cavendum est ne major pcena quam 

culpa. — Cictro. 
Cave tibi cane muto et aqut sileote. 

Cdcrius ocddit festinala n 

Celiac graviore casu decidunt ti 

Censor moruni. 

Cereus in vitinm Aecti, mouiloribus 
asper. — Hatace. 

Ceinit omnia Deus viodex. 
Certa amitlimus, dam incerta pelimus. 
Certamina divitiarum. — Horace. 


Cenis rebus certa sigoa pnecumnt. 

Cerium est quia impossibile est. 
Certum votopete ^oK^a.—Horact. 


hotse'stailonebyone.) Little stroke* 
fell great oaks. 
<Tlie cause that causes all other tbioe*.) 
The Great YiiA Cause ; the Siqireme 

The cause is secret, but the effect is 

known .—Adduon. 
Let him take care, or look ont. 
(Let the purchaser beware.) Tlie 

buyer must take the risk.* 
Care must be taken that the pmush- 

meni does not exceed the crime. 

(Let arms yield to the eown.) Let 
military power yield to the civil 

(Forced ripeness falls away more 
quickly.) Premature development of 
one's powers ends in an early grave. 

(Loily towers fall down with heavier 
crash.) The highest tree hath the 
f^acest fall. Cltmb not loo tu|>h, 
lest the fall be ibe greater. 

Censor of morals. 

(The young manj is as wax to the bent 
of vice, but unbending to its re- 

An avenging God marks all things. 
We lose what is certain, while we pur- 

(To be made more certaic.) A writ to 
call up the records of ao inferior court. 

(Certain events are preceded by ccrlaio 
signs.) Coming events cast their 
shadows before. 

Ii is true, because it is 

Seek to limit your desires. 

rdcbratcd TEinaik of Terlulliin. The appirsnt improbability of the truth of the 
tural ti ID be regudtd, coniiderlnir the Um'tition* r^ our Dndentanding, rather » 
1 1 :_.. i. i;u:i^... Stc alta er$Jt tuia aimrdtim. 




Cervae lupomm praeda rapacium 
Sectamor ultro, quos opimus 
Fallere et efiiigere est triumphus. 

— Horace, 

Ossante causft, cessat et effectvs 

Cessio bonoram. 

Cbius dominum emit. 

Cicada cicadae cara, formicae formica. 

Cineres credis curare sepultos ? 

Cineri gloria sera est. — MartiaL 

Circuitos verborum. 
Circulos in probando 

Citius yenit periculum, cum contem- 

Cite enim exarescit lacrima, praesertim 
in alienis malis. --Cicero. 

Cito maturum, cito putridum. 

Cito rumpes arcum, semper si tensum 

Civis Romanus sum. 

Civitas ea in Hbertate est posita, quae 
suis Stat viribus, non ex aheno arbitrio 
pendet. — Livy, 

Ciyium ardor prava jubentium. 

— Horace, 

Clarior e tenebris. 

Wf*, liki* "i^tak hin^y, tbf brin^H wolf 

And when retreat is victory, 
Rush in, tho' sure to die. — Oldisworth,^ 

Remove the cause, and the effect also 
ceases, t 

The giving up of one's goods (property, 
to one's creditors) ; insolvency. 

(The Chian buys himself a master.) He 
prepares a rod for his own back.J 

(Tree-cricket is dear to tree-cricket, ant 
to ant.) Uke draws to like. Birds 
of a feather. 

(Think you that the ashes of the dead 
can l>e affected by this }) The dead 
are unmoved by either the approval 
or disapproval of the living. 

(Glory paid to ashes comes too late.) 
If you wish to honour a man, honour 
him while he is alive. 

A circumlocution; a roundabout way 
of expression. 

(A circle in the proof.) Arguing in a 
circle. Assuming toe conclusion as 
an argument to prove it. 

Danger comes more quickly when it is 

Our tears are soon dried, especially when 
it is another's trouble we bewail. 

Soon ripe, soon rotten. 

(You will soon break the bow if you 
keep it always on the stretch.) He 
that runs fast will not run long. 

I am a Roman citizen. § 

That state alone is free, which rests on 
its own strength, and does not depend 
upon the will uf another. 

(The wild rage of fellow-citizens order- 
ing evil measures to be pursued.) 
The man tenacious of purpose fears 
neither the t)rranny of tne despot nor 
of the mob. 
ore bright from obscurity. 

* This it part of the famous panegyric on Rome, which Horace puts into the mouth of 
Hamnibal. As the Carthaginian leader was the terror of the Romans during the second 
Piioic War, the lines are more magnificent as a patriotic eulogy than true to fact. 

i With this maxim Lord Bacon's aphorism may be compared : " the best way of remoring 
Motions is to remove the causes of them.*' 

% When Mithridates, King of Pontus, subdued the Chians, he put the government of Chios 
into the bands of the forma- slaves of the citizens. 

I The proud boast of a Roman citizen when citizenship was the privilege of a small portion 
of the world. The boast, however, lost its force when the Roman Emperors made Roman 
citizouhip to be eai^y gained. Finally, Caracalla made it the universal possession of all 

CI arum et venerabile nomer 
Ccclitua mihi lires. 

Cirlus diilces valete \— Catullus. 
Cogi qui potest, nesciC mcri — Seaeca. 

Cogito, ergo 

Colluvies vitioruDi, 


Coluljrem in sinu fovere. 
Comes jucunduE in vii pravcliiculocst. 
— Publitts Syrui. 
Comilas inter gentes. 

Commodius esse opinor duplici spe uti. 
- jfrcm-f . 
Commune bonum. 

Commune penculum concordiam parit. 
Communia prophe dicere. 

Communibus annis. 
Communi consensu. 
Communtter negligilur, quod commu- 
nitet possidetur. 

Compendia plenimque sunt dispell dia. 

Componere lites. 

Compos mentis. 

Concio ad clenun. 


Concordia discors.— Zuf an. 

A Tamous and renerable name. 

My strength is from heaven. 

(ThoEie thai beyond sea go, will &ad1y 

They change their climate only, not 
their mind.)— Creech. 

The mind is its own place, and in itself 

Can make a heav'n of heU, a hell of 
heav'n . — Milbm . 

Happy meettogs, fare ye well i 

(The man who can be forced to do any- 
thing knows not how to die.) The 
strong man prefers to submit to death 
rather than tyranny. 

I think, therefore I eiist.* 

He ((be defendant) has acknowledged 
the action (or plaintiff's claim.) 

A collection of things ; the name of a 
non-extant book written by Julius 

A sink of vices. 

A gigantic statue, or ligare.t 

To cherish a serpent in one's bosom. 

An agreeable companion upon the road 

is as good as a coach. 
Counesyor politeness between naliona 
The political assemblies of the Romans. 
(I think it best to have a double hope.) 

Have two strings to your bow. 

A common danger produces unity. 
To speak with propriety on a hackneyed 

On the annual average. 

(Thai is neglected by all, which is 
possessed by all.) Ei-erybody's busi- 
ness is nobody's work. 

Shortcuts are generally farthest about. 

To settle disputes. 

In one's senses ; of a sound mind. 

A discourse to the clergy. 

(A compact.) An agreement made 
between the Pope and a so\*ereiKn. 

(Harmonious discord.) An armed tmcc ; 
the musical efforts of the untrained 

• Thli dictum lithe bail, of ihcphilo.ophicjit nil™ of Ddsrart€S. 

Colouui of Khodcf, a hugs fi^rc qq r«i hieb, which nai uid to have bee 
foot ruling on each ilde of the huboui of Rhsdei. 


Conditio sine qu^ non. 



Conjugium vocat, hoc praetexit nomine 
cnlpam. — Virgil. 

Conscia mens recti fama: mendada 

Consdentia mille testes. 

Consensus facit legum. 

Consequitur quodcunque petit. 

Consilio et animis. 

Consilio, non impetu. 

Constantiii et virtutc. 

Consuesse deos immortales, quo gravius 
homines ex commutatione rerum 
doleant, quos pro scelere eorum 
ulcisci velint, his secimdiores interdum 
res, et diutumiorem impunitatem 
concedere. — Casar. 

Consuetudinem benignitatis largitioni 
numerum lonp^e antepono. Haec est 
gravium hommum atque magnorum. 
nia quasi assentatorum populi, mul- 
titudinis levitatem voluptate quasi 
tittillantiimi . — Cicero, 

Consuetudo pro lege scrvatur. 

Consuetudo quasi altera natura. 

— Cicero, 
Consule Planco. — Horace, 

Contra bonos mor^s. 

Contraria contrariis curantur. 

Copia fandi. 
Coram nobis. 
Coram non judice. 

(A condition without which the agree- 
ment cannot be made.) An indispen- 
sable condition. 

She calls it marriage now ; such name 
She chooses to conceal her shame. 

— Conington, 

A mind conscious of integrity laughs to 
scorn the lies of rumour. 

(The conscience is as good as a thousand 
witnesses.) When consciences ap- 
prove none can disapprove. 

(Consent makes law.) If two persons 
make an agreement not illegal in its 
terms, it is as binding as a legal 

He attains whatever he attempts. 

By wisdom and courage. 

By deliberation, not impetuosity. 

By constancy and virtue. 

The immortal gods, when they wish to 
punish some men for their sins, some- 
times grant them prolonged pros- 
perity and immunity from punish- 
ment, in order that when change 
of fortune comes upon them, they 
may feel remorse more keenly. 

I esteem a habit of benignity greatly 

{)referable to munificence. The 
brmcr is peculiar to great and distin- 
guished persons ; the latter belongs 
to flatterers of the people, who 
tickle the levity of the multitude with 
a kind of pleasure. 
(Custom is to be held as law.) Where 
there is no law on some point, it is to 
be decided by usage. 

Habit is, so to speak, second nature. 

(When Plancus was consul.) When I 
was young and foolish.* 

Contrary to good habits ; a breach of 
the moral law. 

(Diseases are cured by the remedies 
most unlike them.) The basis of the 
allopathic treatment of medicine. 

A great flow of talk.f 
(Before us.) Before the court. 
(Before one who is not the judge.) 
Before an irregular tribunal. 

• The Romans distinguished the years by the names of the consuls who held office fn them. 
Plancus was consul in 42 B.C., when Horace was 23 year? of age. 

+ The phrase is common in Virgil, who uses it rather in the sense of •' an opportunity 01 

Corpus ddicti. 
Cotpus siiie pectoTC. 

Comunpimt nos ir 

Corruptio optimi pes^ma. 

ElAM [latin 

In tbepresenceof the people; pnblidy." 

(A erow doesjioLpsEk out the eyes of 
a crow ^ Dogdoes nol eat dog. 

The whole body or nature of the offeoce. 

(A body witliout $oal.] A boman 

Things to be corrected. 

Cor unum, via ul 

Crambe bis cocts 

Ctis ingens iterabimus aequor. 

Cias roihi. 

Credat Jndaeiw Apella. — Horace. 

Crede Deo. 

Crede quod habes, et habes. 

Credit e posteri.— //urafe. 

Credilur, ex medio quia res nrcessit, 

habere sudoiis minimum. — Hcraa. 
Credo quia absurdum est. 
Credula res amor est. 

Credula xitam 
Spes fovet, ac melius eras fore semper 

ait— 7i»H//Bj. 
Cresdt amor nummi quantum ipsa 

Crescil eundo. 
Cresdt sab ponder 

When the state is most corrupt, tbe 

laws are most numerous. 
One heart, one way. 
(The leader of the Greek dramatic 

chorus.) A leader. 
(Cabbage twice cooked, or served.) To 

harp on the same string ; the same 

old story. 
(To-morrow we shall resome our voyage 

o'er the miphty sea.) Sufficient for 

the day is the rmI thereof. 
Sly turn to-morrow. 
(Let the Jew Apella believe that.) Tell 

Trust to God. 

Believe you have it, and you have it. 

Believe it, future generations. 

To wiiie on vulgar themes, is thought 

an easy lash. 
I believe it because it is so unlikely. 
(Love is a credulous thing, j Love sees 

no faults. 

(The love of money ir 
(he money itself i 
more a man has, the more he desires 

It increases as it goes. 
(Virtue increases under a weight.) 
Oppression fosters manly determina- 

Iris Xoiif. Ths latirilU i^aired Ibcm no mercy, ac 
tKliefi, accuiail tham of (nuiiupBntitiaii. 




Creti an carbone notandi ? 

(Are they to be marked with chalk or 
with charcoal ?) Are they wise men 
or fools ? 

(To draw water in a sieve.) To lose 
one's pains, labour. 

The charge of falsehood, or perjury. 

The charge of high treason. 

From one deed of wickedness learn the 
character of the whole people. 

f His crest rise s.) He is cock-a-hoop. 

The cross or puzzle of critics. 

The cross is my anchor. 

(The cowl does not make a monk.] Do 
not look at the coat, but at wnat is 
under the coat. 

Who will be the better for it ? What 
good will it do ? ♦ 

Whom will it harm ? 

On him confer the poet's sacred name, 
Whose lofty voice aeclares the heavenly 

He that has plentv of pepper can season 
his cabbage well. 

If a man has it in his power to commit 
a sin, he is less incUned to do so. 

Every man is liable to err, but it is only 
the part of a fool to persevere in his 

Punishment presses hard upon the heels 
of guilt. 

With heaven's help. 

With a grain of salt ; with some reserve. 

With many others, which it would be 
tedious to mention now. 

(With privilege or license.) A book 
published by leave of the authorities. 

(Wbro you a re with foxes you must act 
like a fo xT) Uiamopd cuts diamond. 

By delay he saved the fortunes of the 

The desire of ruling is stronger than all 
other human feelings. 

(Slight griefs find utterance, but great 

ones are dumb.) 
The grief that does not speak 
Whispers the o'er- fraught heart, and 

bids it break. — Shakespeare, 

* LitOTallj, " for whom for srood.** The meanins; " what good will it do," is not strictly 
correct, but that is the sense wliich is usually attached to the phrase. 

f Thts praise was iriTen to Quintus Fabius Mazimus, who saved his country by avoiding a 
pitched battle with Hannibal. The phrase is now usuall)r applied to those who get the 
better of thdr opponents \3j the exercise of sagacity and caution. 

Cribro aquam hamire. 

Crimen falsi. 

Crimen besae majestatis. 

Crimine ab uno disce omnes. 

Cristas surgunt illi. 

Crux criticonun. 

Crux mihi ancora. 

Cucullus non fadt monachum. 

Cui bono ? 

Cui malo ? 

Cui mens divinior, atque os 
Magna sonaturum, des nominis hujus 
honorem. — Horace, 

Cui multum est piperis etiam oleribus 

Cui peccare licet, peccat minus. 

Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi 
insipientis in errore perseverare. 

— Cicero, 

Culpam pcena premit comes. 

Cum diis volentibus. 

Cum grano salis. 

Cum multis aliis, quae nunc praescribere 
longum est. 

Cum privilegio. 

Cum vulpibus vnlpinandum. 

Cunctando restituit rem. — Ennius, 

Cupido dominandi cunctis aflfectibus 
flagrantior. — Tacitus, 

Curae leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent. 

— Seneca. 

Cur ia theaEnim, Cato, s 

Curiosa fclicitas. 

Cur me querelis exaniiua 

Currente calaino. 


Cumis bovem trahil. 

Curia iupetlei. 

Cusim rotubnun. 
Cutem geril lacetatam ca 

The good are Heaven's care. 
Farliameat keeps its doors closed to the 

(Why have you come to the theatre, 
Cato, with such a solemn face .' (Sour 
looks are out of place in scenes of 

Carefal happiness of phrase.* 
Why weary me to death with your in- 
cessant complainings ? 
With a running pen ; off-hand ; a free 

style of composition. 
A race course; a couise of study at 

school or college. 
(The coach draws the oi. ) To put the 

cart before the horse. 
(Small jtoc k of furniture.) A scanty 

stock ofTmowledge. 
(The guaraian of morals. ) A jndge or 

The custodian of the rolls, or records of 

judicial trials. 
(A snagpin^ curyic arsa torn skin.) 
Those who in quarrels mierpose 
Must often wipe a bloody nose.— Gay. 

Dabit Deos his quoque linem. — Virgil. God will put an end Ii 

Da dexlram misero. 

Da locum melioribus. 

Damnosa quid non imminuit dies ? 

L absque iojuriS. 

Damnunt quod non intelligunt. — Cictro. 

Dante Deo. 

Dare pondus (iuno. 

Dare pondus idonea fwDO.—Petsiiu. 

these troubles 

Give a lift to a man in misfortune. 

Give place to your betters. 

What does not wasting lime destroy ? 

Loss without legal injury ; loss due to 

legitimate competition. 
Men condemn what they do not under- 

By the gift of God. 

(To gi\'e weight lo smoke.) To give 
importance to trifles. To make 
mountain'* of molehills. 

(Fll only to add weight to smoke.) 
The book is absolutely worthless. 

Take time for consideration in all mat- 
ters ; too much haste ill serves the 
progress of any business. 

Thing! granted ; statements that have 
been acknowledged to be true. 

' (trie of Horac' 

■bi* ii not pietiMly their original m 






Dat Deus immiti cornua curta bovi. 

(To the fierce ox, God gives short horns.) 
God sends a curst cow short horns.* 

— Shakespeare, 
Give a birthing to Belisarios.f 

(Galen gives riches; Justinian giN-es 
honours.) Physicians acquire wealth, 
lawyers attain high rank. 

(T he doves are censured. yliii<» the 
cro ws are spa red.^ The guiltv are left 
in peace, but the innocent are perse- 

(I am DaMis, not CEdipus.) I am a 
poor, uninstructed, plain man, not a 
genius. You ha>*e applied to the 
wrong person — I can't nelp you. J 

(To cut large thongs from another man's 
leather.) To be very liberal out of 
another man's pocket. 

(To di spute about an ass*s sh adow.) 
Little things attract light minds. 

The debt of nature ; death. 

(Though ten times repeated, it viVA 
please.) A good story cannot be too 
often told. 

(We are deceived by the appearance of 
what is right.) Fair appearances are 
necessary to the purposes of deception. 

(The first appearance deceives many.) 
We must eat a peck of salt with a 
man before we know him. 

He adds glory to the glory of his ances- 

Honour and protection. 

The master of the house will be last to 

know the disgrace that has befallen 

From day to day. 
(The mind is slow to forget what it has 

been a long time learning.) Habit is 

second nature. 

Of two evils alwa)'s choose the least. 

In fact, in reality. 

(No question is allowed concerning the 
good intention and duty of the 
judge.) It is illegal to suggest that a 
judge is administrating the law un- 
fairly, unless undoubted proof exists. 

* Sterne exprenes the reverse of this idea in " He tempers the wind to the shorn lamb." 

'* The great general, Belisarius, in his old age was neglected and allowed to beg in the 

streets bj the Emperor Justinian. Gibbon denies the story, but it is useful to point a moral. 
X Davos was the usual name given to the faithful slave in Roman comedies, a character 

■mch reeembling Sbake^eare's clowns. 

Date obolum BeKsario. 

Dat Galenus opes ; dat Justinianus 

Dat veniam cor\is, vexat censura coluro- 
has. — Juvenal. 

Davus sum. non CEdipus. 

De alieno corio liberaUs. 

De asini umbrl disceptare. 

Debitum natius. 
Decies repetita placebit. 

Dedpimur specie recti. — Horace, 

Dedpit frons prima multos. 

Decori decus addit avito. 

Decus et tutamen. 

Dedecus ille domus sciet ultimus. 

— Juvenal, 

De die in diem. 

Dediscit animus sero, quod didicit diu. 

— Seneca. 

De duobus mails, minus est semper 
eligendum. — TTtamas it Kempis, 

De facto. 

De fide et officio judicis non recipitur 

De fumo in lUmmam. 

Degenereti aninios llmor arguit. — Virgil. 
Be gustibui noD est diaputandum. 


Dei memor, gratus unids. 

De lantl caprinA riiari. 


Delectando puiterque monrado. 

Delenda est Carthago. 

DelibcraDdmn est diu, qaod stataen* 

dum semel. 
Delibcrat Roma, petit Sagunlum. 

Delirium ti«m«is. 

De lunatico inquirendo. 

Dc mule qnaeutis gaudet non t 

Deine superdlio nut>em. 

De minimia non curat lex. 
Demitto auriculas ut iniqua; u 


fOuloftbe smoke into the flame.) Out 
of the frying-pan into the lire. 

Fear convicts degenerate souls. 

(Theie is no disputing about tastes.) 
Everyone to his liking. 

By the grace of God. 

Mindliil of my God and giatefnl to my 

By right in law. 

(To wrangle about goat's wool.) To 


By pleasing while instructing. Ontitt 

tulit, &•€. 
Carthage must be destroyed.* 
What caa be decided only once, should 

be long pondered over. 

the patient dies.t 

(Trembling delirium.) The delirium 

with trembling, a brain disease of 

great drunkards ■ 


le giving swiir 

dqlphinT) ~Ybu are teaching your 

granny to suck eggs. 
A writ to a commbsion to inquire 

nhether a person is or is not a 

(A third heir seldom enjojis property 

dishonestly got.) Ill gains go apace. 
Remove the cloud from your tnow ; 

smooth out those wrinkles. 
The law does not regard (rifles. 
I make my cars droop, like an ass of a 

<itubbom disposition. 
(Of the dead nothing but good.) Let 

nothing be said of the dead but 

Heaven at last. J 
(The re.isoning is the same as to things 

that are not seen, and things that 

do not eiist.) What is not apparent 

must be considered as non-existent. 

woni political cnma. Tbe nprdi are ddw used to iignity a war fought oqt to tbe bitter aid. 
Cartbage wai dntrojred in the jcar 147 S-c 
t The RomaDi allowed their all i«, tbe SagtiDtlDfli, toperiih while tbej were ditduiing bow 





Deo dignus vindice nodus. 

Deo dttce, feno comitante. 

Deo et regi fidelis. 

Deo iavente. 

Deo gratias. 

De onmibos rebus et quibusdam aliis. 

De omni re scibili et quibusdam aliis. 

Deo, non fortunil. 
Deo, patriae, amids. 

Deo volente (D. V.) 

De paupertate tacentes plus poscente 
ferent. — Horac$, 

De pUo pendet. 

Deprendi miserum est.—- ^^^nu*^. 

De profundis. 

De quibus certus es, loquere oppor- 

De quibus ignoras tace. 

Desideratum (//. desiderata). 

Desine fata deiim flecti sperare pre- 
canAo.^ Virgil, 

Desinit in piscem mulier formosa su- 
peme.— JSmu:/. 

Desipere in loco. 

Destrictus ensiscui super impid 
Cervice pendet, non Siculae dapes 
Dulcem elaborabunt saporem, 
Non aTium dthaiaeque cantus 
Somnum reducent. — Horace, 
Desuetudo omnibus pigritiam, pigritia 

vetemum parit. — Afiihius, 
Desnnt caetera. 

Desont inopiae multa, avaritiae omnia. 

Anew; afresh. 

A knot worthy of a god to unloose it ; 
a supreme difficulty.* 

God being my leader, and my sword 
my companion. 

Loyal to God and my sovereign. 

With God's favour. 

Thanks to God. 

Concerning everything and other mat- 

Concerning every known thing and a 

few things in aiddition. 

From God, not fortune. 

For my God, my country, and my 

God being willing. 

(They who are silent concerning their 
poverty will receive more than those 
who beg.)t 

(It hangs by a hair.) The affair is in 
a critical condition.} 

It is wretched to be found out. 

Out of the depths. 

Speak at the right moment, and on 
those subjects that you are master of. 

Hold your tongue about things that 
you know nothing about. 

A thing desired, much wanted. 

Cease to think that prayers can alter 
the fixed decrees of Heaven. 

(A woma n beautiful above, ends in the 
t^_ol3Jisn.) A bad literary style 
presents similar incongruities. 

To unbend on occasion. 

Sicilian dainties will have no delightful 
flavour for the man over whose im- 
pious neck ever hangs the naked 
sword ; the songs of birds and of the 
lyre wUl not restore his sleep. || 

Disuse produces sloth, and sloth in- 

The remainder is wanting; the quota- 
tion is incomplete. 

The poor man needs much, the miser 
desires everj'lhing. 

* See Deut tx mucking 

t A description of books that err on the side of being too diffiise. 
^ A pcqmUr but doabtinl statement. . r r^ 

I llie sword that Dionysiuii, tyrant of Syracuse, suspended over the head of Damocles, was 
held in position by a hair. Hence the proverbial phrase. 
I A reference to the experience of Damocles, ^ee De filoptndet. 



Deteriores onmes st 

IS licentil. 

Detrabere aliquid alien, et homineni 
hominis incommodo saum augere 
commodum, magis est contra □atomn, 

Suain mors, quam panperlas, quam 
olor, quam caitera qu» possunt «ut 
corpori accidere, aul rebus extemis. 

Dctur digniori. 
Dettir pulcriori. 
Deum cole, regem serva. 
Deus aut bestia. 

Deus est qui regit omtiia. 
Deus est summum bonuni. 
Deus ei machinS. 

We are all the worse for nncontiolled 

liberty of action. 

To detract anything from another, and 
for one man to multiply his own con- 
veniences by the inconveniences or 
another, is more against nature than 
death, than poverty, than pain, and 
the other things which can belall the 
body, or external circunistances. 

Let it be given to the most deserving. 

Let it be given lo the fairest. 

Worship God and serve the king. 

(A god or a beast.1 The nature of man 
is eitber codlike o r besti al.* 

There is a God who rules all things. 

Grod is ibe chief good. 

(A god out of a machine.) A person 
orthing that saves the s' — ' - ' 

Deus guberaat navem. 

God is the pilot of the ship. 

Deus nobis hnc otia fedt. 

God made us these comforts. 

Deus providebit. 

God will provide. 

De vitl hominis nulla cunctatio longa 

When the life of a man is at stake, no 


delay is too long. 

Dextras date. 

To shake hands as a pledge of con- 

Dicenda bona sunt bona verba die. 

(Good words should be spoken on a 
good day.} The belter the day. the 

belter the deed. 

Thou dearly knowest when to speak, 
and when to keep silent. 

Dictum de dicto. 

Report upon hearsay. 

Dictum sapienii sat est. 

A word is enough to the wise man. J 

Diem perdidi. 

I have lost a day,} 

Dies adimit aegritudinem hominibus. 

Time assuages the griefs of men. 

Dies datus. 

(A day given.) The day appointed for 
hearing a law-suit. 

Dies faustus. 

A lucky day. 

Dies infauatus. 

An unlucky day. 

Dies ire. 

The day of wrath. 1 

Dies non. 

(A day on which judges do not sit.) 
A ilay on which legal proceedings 

cannot be taken. 


t Tbii wu > favourite lUge-lnck of 
above, to clear up all Jlfficultin. 

Uie Greek IraKediaB.Eurlpidei. Wbm«« tbo plot 

divine person it introduced, l>ome down fiDm 

t More familUr In the incp^Ml form 


to pan in which lie bail dtme no gracion 

'idaimed. 0</m ^rJ.Ji, whtn he had allowed a daj 

II TheopcmnKWuidiuIafaninarLai 

tin iiima. 




Difficile est proprie communia dicere. 

Difficile est satiram non scribere. 

Diffidlia quae pulcra. 

Difficilis, facilis, jucnndus, acerbus et 

Kec tecom possum \ivere, nee sine te. 

— Martial, 

Digito monstrariy et dicier * Hie est. 

Digna canis pabulo. 

Dignum laude virum Musa vetat mori. 

— Horace. 

DigDus vindice nodus. 

Dii benefecerunt, inopis me quodque 

Finxerunt animi, raro et perpauca 

loquentis. — Horace, 

Dii laboribus omnia vendunt. 

Dii majores. 
Dii penates. 

Dilationes in lege sunt odiosae. 
Diluculo surgere saluberrimum est. 
Di meliora. 

Dimidium facti, qui bene coepit babet. 
Dimidium plus toto. 

Dimidium scientiae, prudens quaestio. 

Di nos quasi pilas homines hubent. 

— Piautus. 

Diruit, aedi6cat, mutat quadrata ro- 

(It is difficult to speak of common topics 
in an appropriate manner.) The 
cleverest speakers are those who can 
make hackneyed subjects interesting. 

(It is difficult not to write satire.) It is 
difficult to refrain from lashing the 
follies and sins of society. 

The best things are the most difficult to 

In all thy humours, whether grave or 

Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant 
fellow ; 

Hast so much wit, and mirth, and 
spleen about thee, 

There is no living with thee, nor with- 
out thee. — Addison, 

(To be pointed at by the finger, and 

have it said : " There he is.") The 

joy of notoriety. 
(The d og iswor t>^ [i^*]- lfi>#>p ) It is an ^^^(fv 

DTdog that deser>'es not a crust. 
(The Muse forbids the death of those 

who are truly great.) The poet 

makes their name immortal. 

A difficulty that requires the interven- 
tion of another to solve it. Dens ex 

Thank Heaven, that made me of an 

humble mind ; 
To action little, less to words inclined. 

(The gods sell everything for labour.) 
Witnout pains, no gains. No mill, 
no meal. 

The greater gods. 

(Household gods.) The guardians of 
the hearth and home. 

Delap in law are odious. 

It IS very healthy to rise at daybreak. 

Heaven send better times. 

Well begun is half done. 

(The half is more than the whole.) The 
half obtained with safety is better than 
the whole which we have to incur risk 
to obtain. 

Wise investigation is the half-way house 
to knowledge. 

The gods hold us, mortals as balls in 
llieir Tiands^ 

(He pulls doMm, he builds up, he changes 
square things into round.) He is 
always capriciously altering things. 



Dis aliter vbum. 

Discc doccDdni adhoc, quae centet ami- 

Caxas iter raoustrare velit; tauten 

aspice si quid 
Et DOS quod cuTci propriam fedSM, 

loquamnr. —Horact. 

Discere docendo. 

Discessioncm facere. 

Dbcipulas est pHoris posterior dies. 

Discum audire quam philosophun 

Divioa particula auia;. 

Docendo disco. 

Doce ul diacas. 

Doctrina sed \im promovet insilam, 

Recliqae coitus peclora roborant : 

Utcumque defecere mores, 

Dedecoranl bene nala culpa? — Horace. 

Dolium vohitur. 

(To the gods it seen 

Man proposes, God disposes. 
Yel hear what an unskilfiil bieud can 

As if a blind man should direct four 

So I myself, Ibongh wanting to be 

Mav yet impart a hint that's worth your 

To leam through teaching. 
To divide the House. 
(Each succeeding day is the scholar of 

the pteceding,) TTie eiperience of 

one day is a guide for the conduct of 

(he next. 

IS talk. 

Scattered limbs, or membeis.* 

(A multitude of books distracts the 
mind.) Indiscriminate reading is un- 
profitable (0 the mind. 

You ought to make long preparations 
for wat, in order thai you may more 
quickly conquer. 

Different things please different men. 

He that unshes to become rich, a'so 
wishes to became so quickly. 

{Divide anil govern.) The despot main- 
tains his own position by pla)nng one 
rival faction against another. 

(God gflve us the country, the skill of 
man has built the town.) God made 
the countrj'.and man made the (own. 

The Divine spirit (in man). 

I leam by teaching others. 

Teach, that you may leam. 

Yel the best blood by learning is refined, 

And virtue arms the solid mind ; 

Whilst vice will stain the noblest race, 

And the palemal stamp efface. 

— Oldisworih, 
(A cask is easily moved.) A weak man 

is easily turned. 
(Fraud lurks in generalities.) Bedefinite. 
O Lord, direct us. 

* Horace «|i«a]ci of 'i\ifi di^Jeeli membrii potfm, — " Ihp limbiof 
Bijiiaj, thai jfOH cu appreciate (he grealncM of good poi'ti, ei- 

eiobeiad poet"— 




Domino {or Deo) optimo maziino 

Dominus illuminatio mea. 
Dominus providebit. 
Dominus videt plurimiun in rebus suis. 

Domus et placens uxor. 

Donee eris felix, multos numerabis 

amicos : 
Tempora si fiierint nubila, solus eris. 

Dono dedit or Dat, donat, dicat. 

Dormit secure, cui non est functio curae. 

Dos est magna parentium virtus. 
Dramatis personae. 

Duabus ancoris fultus. 
Duabus niti ancoris. 

Duabus selHs sedere. 

Ducit amor patriae. 
Dulce bellum inexpertis. 

Dulce domum. 

Dulce est desipere in loco. — Horace. 

Dulce et decorum est pro patrid mori. 

Dulce et decorum est pro patrifl mori 
Mors et iiigacem persequitur virum, 
Nee parcit imbelhs juventae 
Poplitibus timidoque tergo. — Horace. 

Dulce quod utile. 

Dulce ridentem Lalagen amabo, 
Dulce loquentem. — Horace. 

To the Lord Go<l, the .supreme and 
mighty ruler of the world.* 

The Lord is my light. 

The Lord will pro\'ide. 

The master has the keenest eye in his 

own affairs. 
A house and pleasing wife. 

While you are prosperous you will have 
plenty of friends ; but when your sky 
IS cloudy, you will be left to yourself. 

(He gave or gives, presents, dedicates.) 
An inscription often written in pre- 
sentation books before the name of 
the giver. 

(He who has no anxious duties, sleeps 
well.) Far from court, far from care. 

The virtue of parents is a great dowry. 

(The persons of the drama.) The 

(To ride at two anchors. To be in har- 
bour.) To have two strings to one's 

(To sit in two saddles.) To hold with 
the hare and run with the hounds. 
To play a double game. 

The love of country leads me. 

War is magnificent to those who never 
tried it. 

(Sweet homeward.)t 

(It is sweet to unbend on proper occa- 
sions.) To play the fool, to lay aside 
one's wisdom and gravity. A little 
nonsense now and then is relished by 
the wisest men. 

It is sweet and glorious to die for one's 

How bless'd is he who for his country 

Since death pursues the coward as he 

flies ; 
The youth in vain would fly from fate's 

With trembling knees and terror at his 

h2icV.— Swift. 

What is useful is sweet. 
I shall continue to love my sweetly 
smiling and sweetly speaking Lalage. 

• This \% the motto of tkd Benedictine Order, which is familiar owing to the fact that the 
abbreviated form of it is written on the label of the famous B6n6dictine liqueur. This liqueur 
is manufactured at F^amp, in Norman ly. 

t The opening words of the V/inchester College song, given at end of term. 


Dulcis et alta qaies, pUcidjeque amU- 

tima faoni.-Vtrg,l. 
Dum deliberamiu quDdo tncipiendum, 

indptre jam serum fit. — QmntiUan. 

Dum Tata sinaDt, i 

Dum rortuna fait. 
Dum loqoor, faora fngit. 


hie cuiquam parcet 

Dum relego, scripsiBae pudet. 

t slolci vitia, in contraria 

Duo parietes de eadem fidelia dealbarc. 

Dura mater. 

Dura mo)U sau cavautur aqnt. 

Sleep calm and deep, most like to 

tranquil death. 
(While we arc considering when to 

bcein, il ia already becoming too tate 

loDegin.) Wliile the docton ddibov 

ate tM patient dies. 
(Be merry wlule &te penniti.) Eat, 

drink, and be merry, for to-moiTOw 

we die. 
As long as fortune Luted. 
Time is flying while I speak. 
(Provided he can raise a latifh, he will 

not span the feelings of ■ IHend.) 

Better waste your wit than lose yonr 

While I am reading my compositioni 
over again, I am ashanied of haring 

Whilst I breathe, I hope. 

(Though thev keep silence, they cry 

aloud.) Toeit silence speaks louder 

than words. 
Work hard while you have youth and 

strength ; for soon weak old age will 

creep on you with silent tread. 

While there is life, there is hope. 
(While striving to shun one vice, Ibols 
run into its opposite ) Fools are ever 

Whilst we 

live, let 

us live. 

(When two persons 
it is not, the san 

> do the san 

le thing.) 

le thing. 
No two 


do the 

same thing in an 

ciaclly : 

«milar m 

(To whitewash two 

walls from c 


To kill t 

wo birds 

with one si 

(He that 


two hares. 



1 Too 

many ironi 

) in the 


[To have a double hope.) Tohavetwo 
strings to one's bow. 

The outer membrane covering the brain. 

(Hard stones are hollowed by soft 
water.) Continual droppings will 
wear away a stone. 

(During our good pleasure.) The con- 
ditions under which certain official 
positions are given by the Crown. 




Dmt) flageUo mens docetur rectius. 

Dumxn telunl est necessitas. 
Dux femina facti. 

Dux vitae ratio. 

(By scourging the mind is trained 
aright.) Suffering is a stern teacher, 
but a good one. 

Necessity is a hard weapon. 

(A woman was the originator of the 
deed.) There's a woman at the 
bottom of it. — Cherchez la femme. 

The guide of life is common sense. 

Ea libertas est, quae pectus purum et 
firmum gestitat. — Ennius. 

Eamus quo ducit fortuna. 

Eandem cantilenam rednere. 

Ea sub ocuUs posita negligimus : pro- 
ximorum incuriosi. longinqua sec- 
tamur. — Pliny the Younger, 

(True liberty consists in the possession 
of a pure and steadfast heart.) 

If I have freedom in my love 
And in my soul am u-ee, 

Angels alone that soar above, 
Enjoy such liberty. — Lovelace, 

Let us go where fortune leads. 

To keep on singing the same old song. 

(We neglect the things that are before 
our eyes, and, taking no interest in 
what is within reach, we go in quest 
of everything remote.) We ignore 
the beauties of oiu- own land and are 
too eager to visit foreign countries, 
because distance lends enchantment 
to the view. 

Behold the man.* 

(Lo, Crispin again !) I revert to the 
topic 1 have dealt with so often 

Behold the sign ; here is the proof. 

A first edition of a book. 

Riches, which are incentives to e\il 
courses, are dug out of the ground. 

(To snatch food from the flames.) To 
be utterly desperate. f 

(I talk of cheese, and you of chalk.) We 
are at cross-purposes. 

My king and I. 

I consider the woman who has lost her 
modesty, lost indeed. 

(I myself pardon myself.) I am on the 
best of terms with myself. 

I neither see what art can do wihout 
natural talent, nor natural talent with- 
out artistic training ; each requires 
the aid of the other, and united they 
assist one another to reach the desired 
goal of success. 

• The words of Pilate to the Jews at the trial of Christ. Hence pictures representing the 
Saviour wearinjif the crown of thorns, bear this title. 

t The Romans used to throw food on the funeral pyres, wh?re the bodies of the dead were 
Imniiiig. Only starriag folk woiUd be likely to wish tor this food. 


Ecce iterum Crispinus ! 

Ecce signum. 

Editio princeps. 

Effodiuntur opes irritamenta malorum. 


E flammd petere cibum. — Terence. 

Ego de caseo loquor, tu de cretd 

Ego et rex mens. 

Ego fllam periisse puto cm periit pudor. 

— Plauhis. 
Egomet mihi ignosco. — Horace, 

Ego nee studium sine divite vend 
Nee rude, quid possit, video ingenium : 

Altera poscit opem res, et conjurat 


Ego spem pietio non emo. — Tertna. 
Ego sum m Romaniu et super gram- 


Ehen ! fugaces labuntur ouni < 
Eheu fugacea, Postutne, Postume, 
Labualur aimi ; nee pieUs monun 
Ru^s cl instant! senectte 
Alcrct, indomitsque morti. — Horace. 

Ejusdem larinx. 

Ejusdem generis. 
Elephautem ei muscl fads. 

E libris or ex libris. 

Elixir vit». 

EmoUit mores, nee sioit e*»e rents. 
Empla dolore docct experienlia. 

E multis paleis paulum frnclus collegi. 

Eds rationis. 

Eodem collyrio omnibus mederi. 

Epicuri de grcge porcus. 

E pluribos unuRi. 

• Tbttepljoltht B 

(I am not giving cash for lu^>es.) No 

pig in a poke for me. 
I am the king of the Romans, and 

am superior to rules of grammar.* 
A man of uncommon sDence and 

Atas I (he years glide fleeting by. 

Aks I Ineiiil Postumus, the fleeting 
years elide away ; nor will reverence 
toward* the eods stay the advance of 
wrinkled ola age, or of inviudUe 

(Of the same flour.} Of the same 

Of the same kind, or sort 

-onrof amole-hil 

From the books of; part of the library 

(The cguintessence of life.) A cordial or 
potion that prolongs life. 

A veteran nho has received his dis- 
charge. A title of honour given to 
some professors in certain univeraties, 


ting) softens manneis, and does 


(From much straw I have gathered but 
lillle fruil.) Much c:7 and Uttle 

A creature of reason. 

(To cure all diseases with the same 
salve.) To play the quack. 

(He was all the more impressive, because 
be was not seen.) He was conspicu- 
ous by his absence. 

On this account ; for this canse. 

(A hop from the drove of Epicums.) A 

(The office of bishop is not a mere 
de\ice for passing life.) Il is the 
diity of a bishop to set an example of 
diligence to his subordinates. 

Song or poem delivered at a marriage. 

One out of many. 

11 the Council of Constance, to 




Erectos ad sidera tollere \ailtus. 


Ergo sollicitae tn causa, pecunia,vitae es, 
Per te immatnniin mortis adimus iter. 

— Propertius. 

Eripoit ccdo fuLmen sceptnimque 

Errare est humanum. 
Errare malo cum Platone. 

Esse oportet ut vivas, non vivere ut 
edaiS,— Cicero, 

Esse qiiam videri. 

Est brevitate opus, ut currat sententia. 

— Horace, 

Est deus in nobis. — Ovid, 

Est mihi namque domi pater, est injusta 

Est modus in rebus ; sunt certi denique 

Quos ultra dtraque nequit consistere 

rectum. — Horace, 

Est natura hominum novitatis avida. 

—Pliny the Elder. 

Estne Dei sedes nisi terra et pontus et 

Et caelum et virtus? Superos quid 

quxrimus ultra ? 
Jupiter est quodcunque vides,quocunque 

moveris. — Lucan, 

Esto perpetua. 

Esto, ut nunc multi, dives tibi, pauper 
amids. — Juvenal, 

Est pii Deiun et patriam diligere. 

Est proprinm stultitiae aliorum cemere 
vitia, oblivisci suorum. 

(To raise their countenances boldly to 
the stars.) To hold up their heads 
like free men. 


Money, thou art the cause of the 
anxieties of life, and through thee we 
go down to the grave before our 

He snatched the lightning fix)m 
heaven and the sceptre from the 

To err is human. 

(I prefer to be in the wrong in Plato's 
companv.) Follow the wise few 
rather than the vulgar many. 

We ought to eat in order to live, not 
live in order to eat. 

To be, rather than stem to be. 

Let brevity dispatch the rapid thought. 

(God is within us.) Ye are the temples 
of the Holy Ghost. 

For at home I have a father and an 
unjust stepmother. 

(There is a medium in all things ; there 
are, in fact, certain bounds, on either 
side of which rectitude cannot exist.) 
Extremes of any kind are liable to 
lead to bigotry and tyranny. 

It is the nature of a man to long for 

Is there any dwelling of God save the 
earth, the sea, the air, the heavens, 
and virtue ? Why, then, do we seek a 
God beyond ? The Deity is to be 
found in everything your eyes can see, 
and in every place whither your feet 
can go. 

Be thou perpetual.t 

Adopt the popular plan ; keep your 

riches for yourself, and be niggardly 

to your friends. 

It is the part of a good man to love 
God and his country. 

It is a peculiarity of fools to perceive the 
faults of others, but to forget their 

* These words appeared on the medal struck in honour of Benjamin Franklin, when he was 
the Ambassador of the United States of America to France. The former part of the inscription 
refers to Franklin's scientific discoveries, the latter to his successful efforts in promoting the 
independence of his country. 

t The dying words of Father Paul Sarpi, •zpressing a hope for the future prosperity of 
Venice, his native state. 

Est (ijiuediun Here voluptas ; 
Eiplelur laciimis egeriturquc dolor. 

Est quoque c 

Esurienti ae occimas. 

Et cxtera. 

El decus el pretium recti. 

Et ego in Arcadiit. 

E tenui casi siepe vir magnua exit. 

Et hoc genus omne. 

Eliam obliviici quod sdi inter 

Etiam sapienlibits cupido gtorise di 
sima exmXw.— Tacitus. 

Etiam &i Cato dicat. 

Et nunc el semper. 

Et qui nolunt ocLJdere queoquam, posK 
volunl . — yuveital. 

Et sceleratis sol oritur. — Senna. 

Et sequentia. 

Et servala (ides perfcctus amorqv 

Et sic dc similibus. 
Et lu, Brute. 
Et vitam impendere vero. 
Eundcm calceum onini pedi induere. 

Evetso succuirete s^eclo. 

Ea abusu Don arguitur in usum. 

t delightful of lU 

Nnvelly is the u 

(Do not encounter a hungry man.) 

Durum Ulum ntctssitai. 
And the rest ; and so on. 
Both the ornament and the reward of 

(I, too, have been in Arcadia.) I am 

an ideaBst. 
(From an humble cottage a hero often 


ing ; persons of this class. 
, "' t to fotjet, to 
fail to recollect, what yon Imow. 
(The love of fame b the last weakness 
which even the will puts off.) Thai 
last infirmity of noble minds. 

(Even if Cato were tu say so.) Even if 
a man as truthful a:> Cato were to tell 
me, I should not believe it. 
Now and ever. 

Even those who do not wish to kill 
auother would gladly have the power 

D the wicked.) 

(The sun shines eve 

He makelb the sun lo nse on ine 
evil and on the good, and sendeth 
rain on the just and on the unjnat. 

—St. Matthew. 
And what follows. 
Tried faith and perfect love will enrich. 

And so of similar things. 

You, too, Brutus.' 

To stake one's life on the truth. 

(To put the same shoe on every foot.) 

Every shoe tits not every fool. 
(To succour the down-thrown age, or 

times.) To be a saviour of society. 
No argument against the use of a tUng 

can be diawo from the abuse of it. 
Out of a heap. 
Krom the opposite side; in opposition. 

n Urulus subhnl bim. Thrrc mni to be no 
■.tn. and, Ijkfi WclliTieion'B " Up suardi uid Mt 
X OHglit to have bees uid. 




Ex animo. 

Ex arenl funiculam needs. 

Heartily, sincerely. 

( You are for making a ro p)e of sand.) 
Vou are engaged Iti an iuipossltile 

An ass is known by his ears . 

Out of one's head ; from memory. 

(From the chair.) With authority, 
real or supposed.* 

Higher; aiming at higher achievements. 

The exception proves the rule. 

The due exceptions being made. 

To be spirited, not inactive. 

From what has been granted, or ad* 
mitted (by an opponent). 

A saUj; a digression; a special dis- 

By or from the gift of God. 

(Let him depart.) The leave given for 
temporary absence from a school or 

Let him who would be virtuous shun 
the courts of kings ; for virtue and 
regal power seldom go hand in 

I have raised a monument more endur- 
ing than one of brass, and loftier than 
the pyramids of kings ; a monument 
which shall not be destroyed bv the 
consuming rain, nor by the mad rage 
of the north wind, nor by the count- 
less years and flight of ages.f 

(Study diligently the writings of the 
Grreeks lK)th day and night.) Give 
your days and nights to the Greek 

By way of example. 

We live more by example than by 

(Every man is in a small degree the 
image of God.) God made man 
after his own image. 

(Practice is the best master.) Practice 
makes perfect. 

All retire. 

Strong through faith. 

(Many grains make a heap.) Every 
little helps. 

* A cathedial is so called because it con^ns the cathedra, the throne, or official chair of 
the bishop of the diocese. 

4 Horace conclodes the third book of his Odes with this proud prophecy of the permanent 
quality of his work, intending it to be his last word as a poet. He was afterwards induced to 
add a lourtb book to the Od^. 

Ex auribus cognoscitur asinns. 
Ex capite. 
Ex cathedrft. 


Kxceptio probat regulam. 
Exceptis exdpiendis 
Exdtari non hebescere. 
£JL concesso. 


Ex dono Dei. 

Exeat auld 
Qui vult esse pius; virtus et summa 

Non cotMni.— Lucan. 

Exegi monumentum aere perennius 
Regalique situ pyramidum altius ; 
Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo im- 

Possit diruere, et innumerabilis 
Ajmorum series, et fuga temporum. 

• —Horace, 

Exemplaria Graeca 
Noctumi versate manu, versate dium&. 


Exempli gratia (e.g. or ex. gr.). 
Exemplo plus quam ratione vivimus. 

Exemplumqne Dei quisque est in ima- 
gine parrA 

Exerdtatio optimos est magister. 

Exeunt omnes. 

Ex fide fortis. 

Ex granis fit acervus. 

Ex hoc malo proveniat aliquod bonum. 

ProtQ thk evil some good may is 

Kiigitur eiiim jam ab oratore eliam 

poeticns decor. — Tacitus. 
Exigui nomero, sed bello vivida viitot. 

Ex illo flnete ac retro sublapsa leCeiri. 

Exitus acta probat. 

Ex longinquo. 

Ex mero mota. 

Ex nibito nihil fit. 

Ex olEcio. 


Exoriare aliquis nostril ex osabm nltor. 

Ex pede Herculem. 

Expende Hannibalem ; quot libo:> in 
duce summo invenies. — yimenai. 

Experientia docet. 
Experientia stultonim magistra. 
ExjienmcQlum cnicis. 

Experto crede. 

Expertus otetuit. 

Eiplorant advena viros. 
Ex post facto. 

* Tbe dictDiu of Lucretiut, w 
l>«n croaled bj ■'--'—■■■'• 

An orator is expected to have a poetic 

style of diction. 
Small in number, bat fall of coorage in 

From that time the fortanes fiuled and 

took a backward course. 
(The issue proves deedt.) All's well 

that ends well. The evMUOg crowns 

the day. 
From a great distance. 
Of his own accord ; spontaneously. 
Nothing comes of nothing.* 
By virtae of his oKce. 
An istrodaction ; tbe opening words. 
May some avenger aiise from mybonei.t 

On one side only. 

(Hercules from hi:, fool.) Judge of the 
whole from n part, as you can guess 
tbe &ize of Hercules fixnn seeing only 
his foot. 

Weigh the dust of Hannibal. How 
many pounds wilt you tind in that 
great leader ? J 

Eiperience teaches. 

Experience is the mistress of fools. 

(The experiment or trial of the cross.) 
A bold and dangerous experiment. 

(Truat one (hat has tried.) Beheve one 
that has had eiperience. 

(Having had experience, he feared it.) 
The burnt child dreads (he lire. 

Adversity tries men. 

From something done afterwards; re- 

wid to ban 

, .-.-.-CBejii. Virpl llu. !__ _ 

on nun/ hiiUric nccaiiom. They wciv altered by Dipco Leon, Ihe^aDiih (icnenl, who 
wai ihol by order of Eipartrruin 1841. lathe loldien who carried oul tlis eiwulion. Mr. 

Gladstone in (ha Hi 

Tkfifht slop a hole ta krep the wind away i 

O. ual thai earth, which kept >hr ivorld in jiwr, 

Ijhoald patch a wall to cihI the winter*- fljw." 





£x professo. 

Ex proposito. 

Ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius. 

Extant recte factis prasmia. 
Ex tempore. 

£j[tra muros. 

Extrema gaudii luctus occupat. 

Extremis mails extrema remedia. 

Ex migue leonem. 

Ex mio disce omnes. 
Ex utr^qae parte. 
Ex voto. 


By design ; of set purpose. 

(An image of Mercury cannot be made 
out of every piece of wood.) You 
caimot make a silk purse out of a 
sow's ear; or a horn of a pig's 

The rewards of good deeds endure. 

Without premeditation; without pre- 
paration ; ofF-baod. 

Beyond the walls. 

(Grief follows close upon joy.) No joy 
without annoy. 

(Extreme evils require extreme reme- 
dies.) Desperate diseases require 
prompt remedies. 

B y his claw one knows the lion. Ex 
ped^ HerctiUm . ~ 

From one you may learn all. 

On both sides. 

According to vow, in consequence of a 


Fabas indolcet fames. 

Faber compedes, quas fecit ipse, gestet. 

Faber est quisque fortunae suae. 


Facetiarum apud praepotentes in longum 
memoria est. 

Fades tna computat annos. — Juvenal, 

Facile est imperinm in bonis. — Plauttis. 
Facile est inventis addere. 

Facile princeps. 

Facilis descensus Avemo, 
Sed revocare gradus superasque eva- 

dere ad auras 
Hoc opus, hie labor est. — Virgil, 

Facilius crescit quam inchoatur digni- 
tas. — Laberius, 

Fadnus, quos inquinat, aequat. 

(Hunger sweetens beans.) To the 
hungry man everything is sweet. 

Let the smith himself wear the fetters 
he forged. 

(Every man is the architect of his own 
fortune.) Fortune helps those that 
help themselves. 

Jests ; witty and pleasant sayings. 

(The powerful have long memories for 

jests.) Laugh with a king, but never 

at him. 

(Your face shows your years.) There 
is no need to ask your age. 

It is an easy task to rule good men. 

(It is easy to add to things invented.) 
To improve an invention. 

The acknowledged chief; an easy first. 

The descent to the nether world is easy, 
but to retrace one's steps thence 
and to regain the air above, this is 
the toil, this the laborious task 

(It is easier to add to a dignity when 
won, than it is to gain it in tne first 
instance.) Nothing succeeds like suc- 

Guilt places on a level those whom it 

Fads de neceuiute viitutem. 

~ SI. Jtrot 
Fadt iadignatio venom. 


You are niacins a 


le of neceuity. 

Fallitur egi^jie quisquis snb piindpe 
Servitium ; nunquam libertai gnlior 
Qnam sub lege ^xo.—CUudioH, 

(Indignation prodnceslheTeise.J Anget 
raaJtet even dull witi bright. Glinr- 
tng coals spaikle oft. 

A do-all, a geoenl agent, MTvant, or 


The dregs, sciun, of Che peopk. 

~ Lh of dedining daj ~" 

n ohecore, hnmble 
In truth they eiT who thinkjif monarch's 

Both rule the land, 'tis alavitb to obey ; 
For good kings' lubjects have their 

And, more than all men, ttey aje truly 

Falsi crimen. 


Falsus in ano, falsns in omni. 

False in one prant, fake in eveiy point. 

Famx damna majoia quam qnz aesti- 
man possiot. 

(Injuries to reputation are too great to 
t;e estimat^) 

Fama malum quo non ; 

ullum . — Virgil. 
Famam eilendeie faclis. 
Fama semper vivit. 
Fare, fac. 
Fare qux senttas 
Fan-ago Ubelli. 


Fas est ab hoste doceri. 
Fata obstant. 
Fata volentcm ducunt, D 
Fatftur facinus, qui judidi 
Fato prudentia major- 

Good D 

my lord, 

Is the immediate jewel of Iheir souls. 
— Shakapean. 

(It is not easy to repair a chancier 
when fallbg.) Gii-c a dog a bad 
name and hang him. 

Nothing travels more swiftly than scan- 
To extend one's fame by deeds. 

Fame Uves for ever. 

Speak and act. 

Speak what you think. 

The holch-p " 

tenls of [he little book. 

A bundle of rods and an aie, carried be- 
fore Ibe highest Roman magistrates, 
and indicating their power to scouige 
and behead criminah,. 

A small bundle, packet, parcel. 

It is allowable to learn even from an 

(The Fates oppose.) The thing is im- 

The Falcslead lhewi)liDg,aDd drag the 

He that shuns judgment acknowledges 
hia crime. 

Wisdom is stronger than (ate. 




Favete lingnis. 

Fax mentis incendium glorise. 

Felices sequeris, Mors, miseros fugis. 

— Seneca. 

Felices ter et amplins 

Qttos irrupta tenet copula, nee, malis 

Divulsus quaerimonib, 

SupremA dtius solvet amor die. 

— Horace. 

Felicitas habet multos amicos. 

Feliciter sapit, qui alieno periculo sapit. 


Felicium multi cognati. 

Felix est qui sorte suA contsntus vivit. 

Felix qui nihil debet. 

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere 

Atque metns omnes et inexorabile fa- 

Subjedt pedibus, strepitumque Acher- 

ontis avari. — Virgil. 

Felix se nesdt amari. — Lucan, 

Felo de se. 

Ferae naturae. 

Fere libenter homines id, quod volunt, 
credunt . — Qtsar, 

Fere totus mnndus exercet histrionem. 

— Petronius Arbiter, 

Feriunt summos fulmina montes. 

Ferrum ferro acuitur. 
Fervet oUa, vivit amicitia. 

Fervet opus. 
Fessus viator. 

(Favour with your tongues.) Avoid 
uttering any ill-omened word to in- 
terrupt the religious rite. Maintain 
a holy silence. 

The passion of glory is the torch of the 

Death, thou pursuest the fortunate, 
but leavest the wretched in their 

Thrice happy they, whom an indis- 
soluble union binds together, and 
whom love, unimpaired by angry com- 
plainings, does not separate before 
the last day. 

(Happiness has many friends.) In time 
of prosperity friends will be plenty. 

(That man gets experience in a pleasant 
fashion, who gams it from another's 
dangers.) Better learn frae your 
neighbours' scathe than frae your ain. 

Rich people have many relations. 

Happy is the man who Uves content 
with his own lot. 

(Happy he who owes nothing.) Out of 
debt, out of danger. 

Happy is the man who has been able 
to learn the causes of created things, 
and has put under his feet all fears 
and unyielding Fate, and has heeded 
not the noise of Death's devouring 

(A prosperous man does not know that 
he possesses friends.) Adversity tests 

(A felon upon himself.) A suicide. 

Of a wild nature. 

People are generally willing to believe 
that a thing is true, when they wish 
it to be so. 

Almost the whole world practises the 

art of acting. 

All the world's a stage, 
And all the men and women merely 

players'. — Shakespeare. 

(Thunderbolts strike the tops of moun- 
tains.) Huge winds blow on high hills. 

Iron sharpens iron 

(While the pot boils, friendship en- 
dures.) The man who gives good 
dinners has plenty of friends. 

The work thrives. 

A weary traveller. 

Festinatio tarda eit. 


Fiat Dei volontai. 

Fiat esperimenlnm in ooipoie vili. 

Flat justitia mat oelnm. 

Ftcia omnia celeriter, tanqoam flosculi 
decidunt, tin: simulalum potenl quid- 
quaiD esse tautviaam.— Cicero, 

(Hasten slowW.) Fonvafd, bat not too 

(Haste is slow.) Tlie greater bnny 

the worse q»eed. He wbo ic baity 

fishes ID an empty pond. 
(Let it be done.) A peremptdr; order. 
God's win be dime. 
(Let the experiment be tried on a 

woTlhleu body.) Tiy yonr aldll in 

gill fiist, and then in gold. 
Let justice be done thotigh the heaven* 

should M. 
Let there be light. 
Everything that is labe, like ihott-lived 

flowers, quickly penshes, nor csji 

anything that u uUnie endue fat a 

long time. 
(Fictions to please should wear the liKe 

of truth.) 
To hold, as 'twere, the mirror up 

to nature ; to show virtue her own 

feature, scorn her own imace, and 

the very age and body of the time 

his form and 

Ficus ficus, ligonem ligonem vocal. 
Fide abrogate, oninis humana societas 
tollitur.— ii'ir^. 

Fide et amore. 
Fide et fiducia. 
Fidei coticula crux. 
Fidei defensor (F.D.). 
Fidelius rident tuguria. 

Fides et justitia. 

Fides Punica. 
Fides scr\'3nda est. 
Fides unde abiit, co nunquam redit. 
—Publius Syn. 

ndglibauu m pleased to appi/ w lU. 

pressure .— ShaJuspeare. 

He calls Rgs figs, and a spade a spade. 

If you abolish confidence between man 

and man, every human bond of union 

By faith and love. 
By faith and confidence. 
The cross is the touchstone of &ith. 
Defender of the Faith. 
(The laughter in cottages is the most 
genuine.) Free from greatness, free 

He who loses his good loith, has 
nothing further to lose. 

By faith, not by aims. 

(Faith before intellect nr understanding.) 
The pupil must accept without ques- 
tioning his master's instruclions. 

Fldehiy and justice. 

Failh has no fear. 

Punic (or Carthagiruan) faith; treachety.f 

We must keep our phghled word 

Trust, when once lost, never rclunis. 




Fidus Achates. 
Fidus et audax. 
Fieri curavit (F.C.). 

Fieri facias (Fi. Fa.). 

flgnlus figulo invidet, faber fabro. 

Filius nullius. 
Finem respice. 
Finis coronat opus. 
Finis Polonise. 
Fit via vi. 
Flagrante bello. 
Flagrante delicto. 

Flamma fumo est proxima. — Plauius. 

Flamma per incensas citius sedetur 
aristas. — Propertius. 

Flebile ludibrium. 

Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta 
movebo. — Virgil, 

Flecti, non frangi. 

Floreat Etona ! 

Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia 
libant . — Lucretius* 

Flavins cum mari certas. 

Foenum habet in coma, longe fuge. 

Fons et origo. 
Fons malon m 
Forma bonum fragile est. 

Forma flos, fama flatus. 

(Faithful Achates.) A faithful friend.* 

Faithful and intrepid. 

(Caused it to be made.) A common 
inscription added to the name of the 
person who has designed some monu- 
ment or other edifice. 

(Cause it to be done.) A writ em- 
powering a sheriff to levy execution 
on the goods of a debtor. 

(The potter envies the potter, the black- 
smith the blacksmith.) 
Two of a trade never agree. 

A son of nobody ; a bastard. 

Look to the end. 

The end crowns the work. 

The end of Poland. t 

Force finds a way. 

During hostilities. 

In the commission of the crime ; red- 

(Flame is smoke's kinsman.) There is 
no smoke without fire. 

Sooner could flames be quenched when 
they spread among the standing com. 

A deplorable mockery; deriding an 
estimable thing. 

If I cannot influence the gods of heaven, 
I will stir up Acheron itself. If 
Heaven refuses help, I will seek the 
powers of Hell, in order to accomplish 
my purpose. 

To be bent, not to be broken. 

May Eton flomish! 

As bees taste of every flower that blooms 
within the glades. 

(You, a river, are contending with the 
ocean.) You are imitating the ways 
of those richer than yourself. 

( He has hay on his hom ; keep .at .iSafc 
dista nce.) Like a dangerous animal ; 
^ an angry bull. J 

The source and origin. 

The fountain, source of evils. 

(Beauty is a blessing easily lost.) Beauty 
is only skin-deep. 

Beauty is a flower. Fame a breath. 

• The conitant companion of ^neas, the Trojan hero in The Mneid. 

4 Kosciusko is said to have exclaimed Finis Polonia^ when he was captured by the Russians 
in 1794, but he denied ever uttering these words. 
X The Romans, to warn passers-byjiiasteQed a wisp of hay on the horn of a dangerous btUl, 




Formam quidem ipsam, Marce fili, et 
taoquam faciem honesti vides : quae 
si oculis cerneretur, mirabiles amorcs 
(ut ait Plato) excitaret sapientise. 

— Cicero. 

Formidabilior cervorum exercitus duce 
leone quam leonum cervo. 

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit ; 
Durate, et vosmet rebus servate se- 
cundis. — Virgil. 

Forsan miseros meliora sequentur. 

Fortem posce animum. 

Fortem posce aDimum, mortis terrore 

Qui spatium vitse extremum inter mu- 

nera ponat, 
Naturae. — Juvenal. 

Fortes fortuna juvat. 

Forti et fideli nil difficile. 

Fortior est qui se, quam qui fortianw 
mcenia vincit. 

Fortis cadere, cedere non potest. 

Fortis et constantis est non perturbari 
in rebus asperis, nee tumultuantem 
de gradu dejici, ut dicitur.— OVr^n?. 

Fortis et fidelis. 
Fortiter in re. 
Fortitudine et pnidcntift. 
Fortitudo et justitia invictae sunt. 
Fortunae cetera mando. 

Fortunae filius. 

Fortuna favet fatuis. 

Fortuna multis dat nimis, satis nulli. 

— Martial. 

Fortunam velut tunicam, magis con- 
dnnam proba, quam longam. 

— ApuUius. 

Fortuna, nimium quern fovet, stultum 

You see, my son Marcus, virtue as if it 
were embodied, which if it could be 
made the object of sight, would (as 
Plato says) excite in us a wonderful 
love of wisdom. 

An army of stags led by a lion is more 
formidable than an army of lions led 
by a stag. 

Perhaps it may one day be a pleasure to 
remember tnese sufferings ; bear up 
against them, and reserve yourself for 
more prosperous days. 

Perhaps better days may be in store for 
the unfortunate. 

(Pray for a strong will.) O well for him 
whose will is strong. — Tennyson, 

Pray for a strong will, and a heart so 
fearless of death, that it will count 
the closing hours of life among the 
gifts of Nature. 

Fortune helps the brave. 
Nothing is difficult to the faithful and 

(More valiant is he that conquers him- 
self than he that takes the most 
strongly fortified city.) He that 
ruleth his spirit is better than he that 
taketh a city. 

The brave may fall, but cannot yield. 

A man of firm and courageous charac- 
ter ought not to be over-anxious in 
critical times, nor ought he to allow 
himself to b^ jostled and knocked 
off the step, as the saying goes. 

Brave and trustworthy. 

With firmness in action. 

By fortitude and prudence. 

Fortitude and Justice are invincible. 

(I commit the rest to Fortune.) I can* 
not think of any better precautions 
or arrangements. 

A child of fortune ; a favourite son of 

Fortune favours fools. 

Fortune gives too much to many, 
enough to none. 

Judge your fortune as you judge a 
coat ; look not at the size of it, but 
see that it fits. 

When Fortune caresses a man too much, 
she makes him a fool. 




Fortuna opes aofene, non animum, 

Fortuna seqnatur. 

Fortunatos nimiom, sua si bona norint ! 

Fortuna vitrea est ; turn, cum splendet, 
frangitur. — Publius Syrus. 

Fragrat post funera virtus. 

Frangas non flectes. 

Frange, miser, calamos, vigilataque 
proelia dele. — jfuvenal, 

Fraus est celare fraudem. 
Frons prima decipit multos. 

Fronti nulla fides. 

Fruges consumere nati. 

Fnistra laborat qui omnibus placere 

Frustra vitium vitaveris illud 

Si te alio pravum detorseris.^ — Horace, 

Fugaces labuntur anni. 

Fugam fecit. 

Fuge r^agna; licet sub paupere tecto 
Reges ct regum vit& praecurrere amicos. 

— Horace. 
Fugiendo in media saepe ruitur in fata. 

Fugit hora. 

Fuit Ilium. 

Fulgente trahit constrictos Gloria curru 
Non minus ignotos generosis. — Horace, 

Fulmen bmtum. 

Fumus et opes strepitusque Romae. 

Functus officio. 

Fundamentum enim est justitiae fides. 

— Cicero. 

Fungar inani munere. 

Fungor vice cotis, acutum 
Reddere quae femim valet, ezsors ipsa 
secandi. — Horace 

(Fortune can take away wealth but not 
courage.) A man of strong mind rises 
superior to all the changes of for- 

Let fortune follow. Good luck to the 
project ! 

Only too happy were the^ but sensible 
of the blessings they enjoy ! 

Fortune is made of brittle glass ; when 
it shines the most, it is shattered. 

Virtue smells sweet after death. 

You may break, you cannot bend me. 

(Break your pens, poor wretch, and 
destroy the records of your sleepless 
toil.) Advice to the would-be poet 
starving in his garret. 

It is a fraud to conceal a fraud. 

(The first view deceives many.) Second 
thoughts are best. 

(There is no trusting to appearances.) 
Ail that glittets is not gold. 

Men bom to consume the fruits of the 

He labours in vain who tries to please 

It is vain for you to shun one vice, if in 
your depravity you rush into another. 

The years glide fleeting on. 

He has absconded. 

Shun greatness ; in the poor man*s cot- 
tage one may live more happily than, 
princes and friends of princes ever do. 

By fleeing, men often rush right on 
their fate. 

The hours fly. 

(We have been.) We are no more; 
our day is over. 

Troy has been — ^is no more. 

Chain'd to her shining car, Fame draws 

With equal whirl the great and vulgar 


(Harinl^ s^thunderb oltj_A vain thre at . 

The smoke, wealth, and din of Rome. 

Having performed his office. 

(Fidelity is the foundation of justice.) 
The fiiithful observing of pledges. 

I will discharge a fruitless task. 

I play the whetstone ; useless, and unfit 
To cut myself, I sharpen others' wit. 



Funiculi^ 1if!atain vel pner Terbnaiel. Etcd i 
Furor tit Iseaa sxpius palientia. 

child may beat a man that's 

Furoi loqumdi. 
Furor scribendi. 

Galeatuin sero duelli poniCet. 


Callus to soo 

Gaudetque viam 

fedau mnl. 


Oaudet tentamne virtos. 
Generosos nascltar oon lit. 

G«nus est mortis male vivere. — Omi, 
Genus imnortale manet, mulcosque per 

Genus improbum. 
Genus initnliile vutum. 
Gladiator in arenil consilium capit. 

laus bononim, 
bene judicanttum de 

Gloria in excelsis Deo. 

Gloria Patri. 

Gloria virtu tis umbra. 

Gradu divcreo, i-ia una. 

Grneda capta fcrum vjctorem cepit, et 

Intulit a^sti Latio. — Horace. 
Grxcutus esurieos, in coelum jusscris, 
ibil. — Juvmal. 

• The deuriptian oripnally applied to Cbk 
cetafo] politLCiJ idTRituivri. 

aimed ,11 pecullarlT their 
J Rqioe, in Iho daji of 
bo muld itoop ID anvlbii 

An enthusiastic eagerness for speaking. 

(When you have got your helmet on, it 
xa too late to refuse to fight.) Look 
before you leap. 

Every cock ciows loudest on his own 

And hef^mces to have made his wqr 

Virtue rejoices in trial. 

The gentleman is bom and not made. 

The genius of the place ; the protecting 

Ad evil life is a species of death. 

Th' inunortal line in sure succesuon 

The (ortune of the family remains, 

And erandsires' grandsons the long list 
cont ains , — Dryden. 

A knavish race. 

The irritable race, or tribe, of poets. 

iThe gladiator harinp entered the lists 
is taking advice.) Golfatum sero. 
Look l>efore you leap. 

True gloiy is the unanimous approba- 
tion of good men, for their praise is 
not bought vith money, and they 
alone are able to estimate real ment 
at its proper value. 

Glory to God in [he highest. 

Glory to the Father. 

Glory is the shadow of virtue. 

The same way by different steps. 

Greece subdued, captivated her uncivi- 
lised conqueror, and imported her 
arts into unpolished I^lium.f 

(Tell a hungry Greek to go to heaven, 

he'll attempt it.) A slarviug man 

will promise anything. { 

r, bDt aptlf fit! the career of any of tlie nc- 

tireir to tbe Greeki, wbn wen the modeli and 

onircd with Greek freedmen and adi^ODtum, 

Gnu snperveniet, qoR non spenbitur, 

Gnta teslndo. 
Gtatk ab officio, quod mora tanlat> 

Gratia gialiani paiil. 


GiadoT et pnkro venieiu in corpore 

Gratis imT^^lan*^ multa jlettdo, *iihi\ 
agens. — Pturdna. 

Gratis dictum. 

Gralulor quod mm, qoem uecesse enC 
diligere, qualiscniiqiie esset, t^em 
lukbcma* ut Hbent^ quoque diUga- 

Gravioiaqoxdam Eunt temediapericulis. 
—Puilim Synu. 
Gnvit iia regum semper. 
Gicx tolas in agtih unius scabie cadlt. 

Gnla plores quam gladios perimit. 
Gnstui elementa per omnia quaenmt 
Nnnqnam animo pretiis obstantibos. 

Gntta cavat lapidem non vi sed sacpe 

Gntta IbituiUE pnc dolio sapieutix. 

lENT 49 

Hie grammarians disagree, and (he 

matter in dispute is still under con* 

The hour that is not hoped foi will be 

delightful when it anives. 
The welcome lyre. 
(There are no thanks Tor a Idndness 

which has been delayed.) He loses 

his tlianks, who promiseth and de- 

(Kindneu produces icindness.) One 

good turn deserves another. 
To give thanks. 
Even virtue is more fair, when it appeaw 

in a comely person. 
Out of breath to no purpose, and 

very busy about nothing. 
Mere assertion. 
I rejoice that the man, whom it was my 

ijottnden duty to love, whatever his 

character oiight be, is so worthy that 

my inclinatioD bids me love him. 
The ItiiDg complained of; what weighs 

most heavily against the accused. 
Some remedies are worse than the dis- 

The anger of kings is always severe, 
(A whole flock nerishm in th e field^ 

sheep aSects the wfiole nock. 

Gluttony kills mote than the sword. 

(From all the elements they seek choice 
dainties, and no expend: debais them 
from purchasing the viands they de- 
sire.) The description of the gour- 
mands of every age. 

The drop hollows the stoue not by its 
force but by constant dropping. 

{A drop oT fortune is better thao a cask 
of wisdom.) An ounce of fortune is 
worth a pound of forecast. 

Habeas coipai. 

Habeas corpus ad prosequendum. 
Habemus conlitenlem reum. — CUtro, 
Habent sua taU fibeU. 

You may have the body in order to pro- 

We have before us a person accused, 

who pleads guilty. 
Books have their own destiny. 

Habeo te loco parentb. 


Habet et muiu iplenem. 

Hjtbet lutan nt aliinun omninm renni) 
sic vivcDdi inodnin ; lenectiu autem 
Dciactio statu ett taiunuin &bulae. 
Cojtu defatigttioaem fogere debe- 
tmli, pncMitini adjoncU satietate. 

Hacmercede placet. 

JUee olim memiuiue juvabit.- 


H«ec stadia adolwccntiam agont, «eiiec> 

tutem oblectant, stcundas res omant, 
advemi petfaginm ac solatiom pne- 
bent, delectatit domi, non impediunt 
fom, penmctant nobiicam, peregri- 

Hx nugx in seria duccnt mala. 
Haerent inibd pectore yaltia.^ Virgil. 

I lave or regard you as a piicnt. 

He has it ; he is hit.* 

(A flTevenhaaita anger.) Evenawtmn 

will turn at last. 
He iriio lends in the dqr of his pro(- 

perity, finds help in liia day of advei- 

Life, IS well as all other things, hath 
it! bonndi assigned \rf nattue ; and 
its condnnon, like the last act of a 
pLaj, is old-age, the Utigue of which 
we onght to shun, eqiedally when 
our appetites are fUly satisfied. 

I am satisfied with thene conditiona. 

To Ttmember these things henafterwiH 
be a pleasuie. 

These studies (literary pnnnits) emi^ 
yoQth, ^ve pleaiure to old i^, make 
prosperity more prosperous, are a 
lefbee and a solace in sorrow, amuse 
us when at home, do aot hinder us 
in our duties abroad, make our nighbl 
less lonely, and in our travels and 
sojoumings arc our constant com- 

These trifles will lead to serious evils. 

Her looks were deep imprinted in his 

The deadly spear-shaft sticks to his side. 

(No faith should be kept with heretics.) 
Thit is, with such as claim to think 
on religious matters for themselves, 
and re^e the teaching of Roman 

Parcere subjectis ct debellaie superbos. 
Hanc veniam petimusqoe damusque vj- 
cissim. — Horace. 

Hannibal ad porCas. 

Haud facile emergunt, quorum virtuti- 

bna obatat, 
Res angusta domi. — yuvenal. 

and crush the rebeUious.t 

(We grant this concession oniseli-es, 
and receive in return.) Give and 
take is a right policy to follow. 

(Hannibal is at tbe gates.) We are in 
imminent danger. | 

(Those people do not easily emerge 
fiom obscurity whose abdities arc 
cramped by narrow means at home.) 
Slow rises worth by poverty op- 

eccived a fatal blow. 

■ of Roir 

acaliut Aotosjr, whoin I 

.1, that Hattnibalad fartat 
Eio UKi tha wordi [d DiiK ol 




Haud ignara mali, miseris succurrere 

Haud ignota loquor. 
Haud passibus aequis. 
Helluo librorum. 
Heredis fletos sub person^ risus est. 

Heu quam difficile est crimen non pro 
dere vultu ! — Ovid. 

Hiatus valde deflendus. 

Hibemis ipsis Hibemiores. 

Hie amor, haec patiia est. — VirgU, 

Hie et ubique. 
Hie finis fandi. 
Hie funis nihil attraxit. 

Hie jacet. 

Hie mums aeneus esto, 
Nil consdre sibi, nullA pallescere culpft. 

— Horace, 

Hie niger est: hunc tu, Romane, 
caveto. — Horace. 

Hie nigrae suecus loliginis, haec est 
.^£rugo mera. — Horace. 

Hie patet ingenib campus. — Claudian, 

Hinc illae lacrimas. 

Hinc subitae mortes atque intestata sen- 
ectus. — Juvenal, 

Hirundinem sub eodem tecto ne habeas. 

Hoc erat in votis. 

Hoc est 
Vivere bis, vit& posse priore frui. 

— Martial, 
Hoc indictum volo. 

Hoc maxime officii est, ut quisque 
maxime opis indigeat, ita ei potissi- 
mum opitulari. — Cicero. 

Hoc opus, hie labor est. 

Hoc sustinete, majus ne veniat malum. 

— Phadrus. 

* Sir Robert Walpole onco misquoted these 
guinea that Walpole's Latin was wrong. The 
and the guinea was promptly tossed across the 

Not ignorant of misfortune, I learn to 
succour the unfortunate. 

I speak of well-known events. 

Not with equal steps. 

(A glutton of books.) A book-worm. 

The weeping of an heir b laughter 
under a mask. 

How in the looks does conscious guilt 
appear ! — Addison, 

A gap, or deficiency, much to be re- 

More Irish than the Irish themselves. 

Mv heart is there, for there's my native 

Here, there, and everywhere. 

Here was an end to the discourse. 

(This line has taken no fish.) The at- 
tempt is a failure. 

Here lies. 

(Be this a brazen wall about thee, to 
be conscious of no guilt, to turn pale 
at no charge.) Conscious innocence.* 

That man is a knave : Roman, beware 
of him. 

This is the essence of malice, this is 
piu-e jealousy. 

Here is a field open to talent. 

Hence those tears. 

(Hence arise sudden deaths, and an in- 
testate old age.) The results of a 
profligate life. 

(Do not have a swallow under the same 
roof.) Beware of fair-weather friends. 

This was my wish. 

The present joys of life we doubly taste. 

By looking baick with pleasure to the 

(I wish this unsaid.) I withdraw the 

(It is a most important duty to assist 
another most, when he most needs 
assistance.) A friend in need is a 
friend indeed. 

This is the labour, this is the work ; this 
is the great difficulty. 

(Endure this evil,lest a greater come upon 
you). Better to bear the ills we have, 
than fly to others that we know not 
of. — Shakespeare, 

words in the House, and Pulteney wagered a 
clerk at the table decided in Pulteney's favour, 
floor of the House. 

: jubeo, nt pro ratione 

To-i*f not to-moiTOw; witikout pn>- 

Hodie Cibi, cru mild. 
Homincm non odi Bed ejui vitia. 
HomiacB ad deos nulll re pnipiuB ac- 

ceduut, qoam salntem hominibua 

dando. — Cicero. 
Homines amplius ocuHb qnam atiribiu 

HomiQeft niya\ Agendo diflcnnt "i?!""* 

Homo doctui in le temper divitiai 

Homo est sodale animal. — Stntca. 

Homo extra est corpus suum 
Homo homini lupus. — Plauitti. 

Homo multarum literamm. 
Homo propoDit sed Deus disponil. 
Homo, qui emnti comiCer momlrat 

Quasi de suo lumiue lumen accendat, 

Nibilo mbus ipsi lucet, cum ilU 

accenderit. — Enm'us. 
Homo qui in homioe calamitoso est 

Honesia quam splendida. 
Honora mcdirum propter 

Your turn tonlay, mine to-morrow. 
I hate not the man, but his Sinlts. 
Men retemble the gods in nothing w 
much as in doing good to their fbl- 

Homo sum ; bumani niliil a 

pulo. — Terence. 
Homo trium literamm. 

HonasU paupertas prior quam opes 

Men tiDit their eje* more than their 

(By doing nothing, men learn to do ilL) 
Satan finds some """-'>'M ttiU Ibr 
idle hands to do. 

A learned man alvajn hat tichec within 

social animal .) Men were 
when angiy ii betide himself. 

, .o manisawolf.) Man's inhtt- 

nuiiilj lu Miui malieg countless thou- 
sands mourn, — Bums. 

A man of great learning. 

Man proposes, God disposes. 

He who shows tbe right path to one 
that has gone astray, hghts, so (o 
speak, tbe other's lantern from his 
own. Yet, though he has given light, 
his own doth stiU bum bright. 

(iV man who is merciful to the aiSicted, 
remembers what is due to himself.) 
A touch of nature make* the whole 
world kin. 

1 am a man, and deem nolhiog that 
relates to man foreign to my fedings. 

(A cian of three letters.) A thief. 
Latin fur. 

What an insignilicant creature is man. 

An honourable death is preferable to a 

(Poverty with honesty is better than 
ill-acquired wealth.) Honesty may 
be dear bought, but can never be a 
dear peimywarth. 

Respectable things rather than splendid 

(Make much of a pbysiciaa through 
necessity.) Honour a physician before 
thou hast need of him. 




Honores mutant mores. 

Honor fidelitatis praemium. 

Honos alit artes. 

Momento cita mors venit, ant victoria 
laeta. — Horace, 

Horresco referens. 

Horribile dicta. 

Hortos siccus. 

Hos ego versiculos feci, tnlit alter hon- 
ores.— F/r^t/. 

Hostis honori invidia. 

Hostis humani generis. 

Humano capiti cervicem equinam jun- 

Humano capiti cervicem pictor equinam 
Pingere si velit et varias inducere plu- 

Undique collatis membris, ut turpiter 

Desinat in piscem mulier Formosa su- 

Spectatum admissi risum teneatisamici ? 
Credite, Pisones, isti tabulae fore librum 
Persimilem, cujus velut segri somnia, 

Fingunter species. — Horace. 

Humanum est errare. 

Humiles laborant, ubi potentes dissi- 
dent. — Phadrus. • 

Hypotheses non fingo. 

Honours alter manners. 
Honour is the reward of loyalty. 
Honour nourishes the arts. 

In a moment's flight 
Death, or a jo3rful conquest, ends the 

fight . — Francis, 
I shudder at the recollection. 
Horrible to tell. 
A collection of dried plants. 

I wrote these versicles, another carried 
off the credit of them.* 

Envy is the bane of honour. 

An enemy of the human race. 

To put a horse's head on a human body 
(said of a painter) ; out of character. 

If in a picture, Piso, you should see 
A handsome woman with a fish's taU, 
Or a man's head upon a horse's neck, 
Or limbs of beasts, of the most different 

Cover'd with feathers of all sorts of 

birds ; 
Would you not laugh, and think the 

painter mad ? 
Trust me that book is as ridiculous, 
Whose incoherent style, like sick men'& 

Varies all shapes, and mixes all extremes. 

— Roscommon, 

To err is human. 

When the great quarrel, the lowly suffer. 

(I do not fi-ame hypotheses.) I make 
no suppositions; I concern mj'self 
solely with facts. 

Ibidem (Ibid.) 

Ibi omnis eflusus labor. 

Id arbitror 
Adprime in vita esse utile, ne quid 
nunis. — Terence. 

Idem quod {i.q.) 
Idem sonans. 

Id est (i.e.). 
Id genus omne. 
Idoneus homo. 

In the same place. 

There all the labour was expended (or 

(I take to be a principal rule of life, not 
to be too much addicted to any one 
thing.) Too much of anythmg is 
good for nothing. 

The same as. 

Sounding alike ; having the same sound 
or meaning. 

That is, that is to say. 

All persons of that sort. 

A fit man ; a man of known ability. 

• See Sic vos, nim voSt's, 





IgnavU nemo immortalis factus ; neque 
quisquam parens liberis ut aetemi for- 
ent, optavit ; magis ut boni honestique 
vitam exigerent. — SaJlust, 

Ignavis semper fcriae sunt. 

Ignem ne gladio fodito. 

Ignis aurum probata miseria fortes viros 

— Seneca, 

Ignis fatuus. 


Ignorantia legis neminem excusat. 
Ignoralio elenchi. 

Ignoscas aliis multa, nil tibi. 

Ignoscito saepe aUis, nunquam tibi. 
Ignoti nulla cupido. 

nium fiiit. 

Blam, quicquid agit» quoquo vestigia 

Componit furtim, subsequiturque decor. 

— TibuUus. 
Sle crucem pretium sceleris lulit, hie 

diadema ! 
Sle m! par esse Deo videtur, 
nie (si fas est) superare Divos, 
Qui sevens adversus, identidem te 

Spectat et audit. 
Dulce ridentem ; misero ^uod omnes 
Eripit sensus mihi, nam simul te, 
Lesbia, adspexi, nihil est super mi. 

— Catullus, 

nie potens sui 
Laetusque deget, cui licet in diem 
Dixisse, * Vixi.* — Horace, 

Die, velut pelagi rupes immota, resistit. 

nii scelerum suonim conscientia cru- 
ciati poenas dabunt. 

No man ever won undying fame by 
idleness : no parent has ever wished 
his children never to die, but rather 
that they should employ their lives in 
a good and honourable manner. 

(With idlers it is always holiday.) Doing 
nothing is hard work. 

(Stir not the fire with the sword.) Put 
not fat into the fire. 

As fire tests gold, so misery tests brave 


(We do not know.) A person who is 
alwiws pleading ignorance. An ignor- 
ant fellow. 

Ignorance of the law excuses no one. 

(Ignorance of the refutation.) Missing 

the point of the argument ; arguing 

outside the case. 

Forgive many things to others, nothing 
to thyself. 

Forgive others often, thyself never. 

(No desire is felt for a thing unknown.) 

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to 

be wise. 

Troy has existed, but exists no longer. 

Whatever she does, where'er her steps 

she bends, 
Grace on each action silently attends. 

One man receives crucifixion as the 
reward of his guilt ; another, a crown. 
Peer for the gods he seems to me 
And mightier, if that may be. 
Who, sitting face to face with thee. 

Can there serenely gaze ; 
Can hear thee sweetly speak the while, 
Can see thee, Lesbia, sweetly smile, 
Joys that from me my senses wile. 
And leave me in a maze. 

— Martin. 

Happy he 
Self-centred, who each night can say, 
My life is lived. — Conington. 

He, like a rock that billows vainly 
buffet, stood firm. 

(Those who are tortured by the con- 
sciousness of guilt will soon be pun- 

Suspicion always haunts the guilty 

The thief doth fear each bush an offi- 
cer. — Shakespeare, 




Blotis pedibas ingredL 

Bhid maziine ranim genus est eomm, 
qni aat ezcellenti ingemi magnitudine, 
aat pnedaril eniditione atque doc- 
tiJnft, aat utrdqne re ornati, spatimn 
deliberandi habaenmt» quern potissi- 
mum vitse cnrsum sequi vellent. 



Imitatores, servmn pecns. 

Immensa est finemque potentia coeli 
Non habet, et quicqnid Superi voluere, 
peractum est. — Oifid, 

ImmersabiUs est vera virtus. 



Imperat aut servit coUecta pecunia 


Imperium et libertas. 

Imperium in imperio. 

Imperiom Trajani, rarft temporum feli- 
citate, ubi sentire quae vdis, et quae 
sentias dicere licet. — Tacitus. 

Impotens sui. 




In actu. 

In sere piscari ; inmarevenari. 

In aetemum. 

In amore haec onmia insunt vitia: 

Snspidones, inimidtiae, induciae, 
Bellum, pax rursus. — Terence, 

In angustiis amid apparent. 

In arduis virtus. 

In articulo mortis. 

In banco. 

In^ bello parvis momentis magni casus 
xnterceaunt. — Casar. 

(To enter with unwashed feet.) To 
enter a shrine in that state. To treat 
holy things with scorn. 

The number is espedally small of those, 
who, either by surpassing genius, or 
by remarkable erudition and know- 
leidge, or by being endowed with 
either, have enjoyed the opportunity 
of dedding what path of life they 
prefer to follow. 

Enlightened ones ; scholars. 

Servile herd of imitators. 

The power of heaven is immense and 
without limit, and whatever the hea- 
venly powers wish, comes to pass. 

Xnie virtue cannot be overwhelmed . 

From the lowest breast ; from the bot* 
tom of one's heart. 

Things which impede us; luggage; 

Money is always either our master or 
our slave. 

Military commander ; Emperor. 

Empire and liberty.* 

A government within a government. 

The reign of Trajan, those rare and 
happy days, when you may think what 
you please, and say what you think. 

(Without power over one's self.) With- 
out sdf-control ; passionate. 

(Let it be printed.) Authority to 
publish ; approval ; assent. 

In the first place. 

With impimity. 

In the very act. 

( To fish in the air ! to hunt in the sea.) 

hisii. are not to be caiigtll Willi a bird- 


For ever. 

In love are all these ills : suspidons, 

Wrongs, reconcilements, war and peace 

again . — Coleman . 

Adversity trieth friends. 
Virtue in difficulties. 
At the point of death. 
(In bench.) A judge sitting in banco ^ 
in court, not in chambers. 

In war, important events are the results 
of trivial causes. 

* One of Lord Beaconsfield's famous expressions. 




In caducum parietem mclinar;. 

In earner^. 

In capite. 

Incerta pro certis deputas. 

Incessu patuit dea. 

Incidis in Scyllam cupiens vitare 

Incipe; dimidiom fact! est, coepisse. 

Supersit • 

Dimidium : mrsum hoc incipe, et effi- 

cies . — A usonius, 

Incipit effari, medidque in voce resistit. 


In coelo quies. 

In commendam. 

Increduli odimus. 

Incudi reddere. — Horace, 

Inde irae. 

Index expurgatorius. 

Index rerum. 

In diem {pr In horam) vivere. 

Indocilis panperiem pati. 

In e&dem conditione. 

In e&dem re utilitas et turpitudo esse 

non fK)test. — Cicero. 
In equilibrio. 
In esse. 
Inest et formicae bilis. 

Inest sua gratia parvis. 

In extenso. 
In extremis. 

(To lean against a falling wall.) Lean 
not on a reed. 

In chamber ; in private. 

In the head ; in chief. 

(You reckon the uncertain as certain.) 
Don't count your chickens before they 
are hatched. 

Her stately walk showed her to be a 

(You fall into Scylla in endeavouring to 
escape Charybdis.) Out of the fiymg- 
pan mto the fire.* 

Begin ; to have begun makes the work 
half done. Half still remains ; again 
begin this, and you will complete the 

He begins to speak, but breaks off in 
the midst of ms words. 

There is rest in heaven. 

In trust for a time. 

We are sceptical about it and detest the 

(To return to the anvil.) To reconsider 
andrepolish aliterary composition. 

Hence this anger. 

A list of prohibited books.f 

A student's note-book, or catalogue of 

To live for the day, or the hour ; from 
hand to mouth. 

A man who has not learnt to endure 

In the same condition or category; 
under the same circumstances. 

It is impossible for the same conduct to 
be both expedient and dishonourable. 

Equally balanced. 

(In being.) In a state of existence. 
( Even an an t yia.s a temper.) Even a 
a worm will turn. 

(Little things have their value.) Trifles 

are not to be despised. 
(In full.) Without abridgment. 

In extreme difficulties ; at the last 

* The line of some mediaeval writet fonnded on the account in The Odyssey , where Scylla. 
the rock dwelling of a hideous monster, and Charybdis, a dangerous whirlpool, threatened 
dang-er to the ship of Ulysses and his companions. These prodigies were supposed to exist 
near the Straits of Messina. 

f The record of the books forbidden to be read by loyal Roman Catholic;* is so-called. 
M. Zola's RonUt for example, was recently added to this list by the Pope's advisers. 




Infandum, regina, jubes renovare 
dolorem . — Virgil, 

In flagrante delicto. 

In flammam flammas, in mare fhndis 

In flammam ne manum injicito. 

In fore. 

In formft pauperis. 

In foro consdentiae. 

Infra dignitatem {Infra dig,). 

Infra tuam pelliculam te contine. 

In futuro. 

Ingens aequor. 

Ingens telum necessitas. 

Ingentum foribus domus alta superbis 
Mane salutantum- totis vomit sedibns 
undam. — Virgil. 

Ingenoas didicisse fideliter artes emollit 
mores, nee sinit esse feros. — Ornd. 

Ingratum si dixeris, omnia dicis. 

Ingratns mius miseris omnibus nocet. 

In greroio legis. 

In hoc signo spes mea. 

In hoc signo vinces. 

Inhumanum verbum est ultio. — Seneca. 

In infinito. 

In initio. 

(You command me, O gueen, to renew 
an unspeakable gnef.) Said by 
^neas, with reference to the destruc- 
tion of Troy, when requested by Dido 
to relate the history of the downfall of 
that city.* 

Taken in the act of committing the 
offence; red-handed. 

(You are adding flame to the flames, 
and water to the sea.) You are 
carrying coals to Newcastle. 

(Thrust not your hand into the fire.) 
Don't run into danger with your eyes 

In prospective. 

(As a pauper.) A term applied to the 
privilege, whereby a man, without 
means, can obtain the aid of the law. 

Before the tribunal of conscience. 

Beneath one's dignity. 

(Content yourself with your own skin.) 
Do not imitate the ass that puts on 
the lion's skin. 

In the future. 

The mighty ocean. 

Necessity is a powerful weapon. 

His lordship's palace view, whose 

portals proud 
Each morning vomit forth a cringing 

crowd.— JVartoti.f 

Faithful study of the liberal arts softens 
men's maimers and polishes their 

(If you say he is ungrateful you say 
everything.) Gratitude is the least 
of virtues, but ingratitude the worst 
of vices. 

One ungrateful man does an injur)* to 
all the wretched. 

In the lap (or bosom) of the law. 

In this sign is my hope. 

In this sign thou shalt conquer. { 

Revenge is an inhuman word. 


In the beginning. 

* Qaoted by a Wettminster boy to Queen Elizabeth, when she asked him how he liked a 

t The poor Roman called on his rich patron every morning, and received a dole for his 

X The Emperor Constantine is said to have had a vision of a fiery cross, with thesi* words 
below, rovry ruca, appearing in the sky. Tradition says that this circumstance led to his 
conversiun to Christuinity. 




Iniquissimam pacem justissimo bello 


Injuria addis contumeliam. 

Injuriam qui facturus est jam facit. 

— Seneca, 
Injuriarum remedinm est oblivio. 

-^Publtm Syrus, 
In limine . 
In loco parentis. 
In magnis et voluisse sat est. 

— Propertius. 

In mari aquam quaerit. 

In medias res. 
In mediis rebus. 

In medio tutissimus ibis. — Ovid. 

In mortuft manu. 

In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, 
in omnibus caritas. 

In nocte consilium. 

In nubibus. 

In nullum avarus bonus est, in se 

In occipitio quoque oculos habet. 

In oculis civium. 

In omni labore emolumentum est. 
Inopi benefidum bis dat qui dat celeriter. 

Inops, potentem dum vult imitaii, 
perit. — Phadrus, 

In otio et negotio probus. 


In pace leones saepe in proelio cervi 

In partibus infidelium. 

In perpetuam rei memoriam. 
In perpetuum. 

I prefer the hardest terms of peace to 
the most just war. 

You add insult to injury. 

He who is about to commit an injury 
has committed it already. 

The best remedy for injuries is to forget 

At the threshold. 

In the place of a parent. 

(In great enterprises to have attempted 
is enough.) 

The virtue lies 
In the struggle, not the prize. 

^Monckton Milnes, 

(He is looking for water in the sea.) 
None so blind as those who will not 

Into the midst of things. 

In the midst of things ; in the very 
- heart of the business. 

Safety lies in a middle course. 

(Ina dead hand.)* 

Unity in things necessary, liberty in 
things doubtful, charity in everything t 

(In the night is counsel.) Night is the 
mother of thought. 

In the clouds ; befogged. 

The avaricious man is good to no one, 
but he is worst to himself. 

(He has an eye in the back of his head.) 
He has an eye behind him ; he is a 
wary fellow. 

In the eyes of citizens ; in the public 
eye ; in public. 

There is profit in all labour. 

He who gives quickly to a poor man 
confers a double benefit on him. 

The poor man, who tries to imitate the 
|X)werful, is lost. 

(Upright in business and out of busi- 
ness.) Upright in every relation of life. 

In the egg ; in the inception. 

Lions in Bfiac* are often deer in war. 

In infidel (i.^., not Roman Catholic) 

In perpetual memory of the affair. 

In perpetuity ; for ever. 

* Property left to ecclesiastical bodies in mediaeval times was so called, being- inalienable. 
^ A saying generally attributed to St. Augustine, but not to be found in his extant 




In pontifical! 

In posse. 

In pnesenti. 

In pretio prettum nunc est ; dat census 

Census amicitias : pauper ubique jacet. 


In primoribus habent, nt aiunt, labris. 

— Cicero, 

In procinctu. 

In propria peisonft. 

In puris naturalibus. 

Inquinat gregios adjuncta superbia 

In re. 

In rerum natura. 
In saecula saeculorum. 
Insanire certi ratione modoque. 

Insanus omnis furere credit ceteros. 

In scirpo nodum quaeris. — Plautus, 

In se magna ruunt. 

In silvam ligna fetre. 

Insita hominibus natura violentiae re- 
sistere. — Tacitus, 

In situ. 

In statu pupillari. 

In statu quo. 

In statu quo ante bellum. 

In te, Domine, speravi. 

Integer vitae scelerisque purus 
Non eget arcu. — Horace, 

Integra mens augustissima possessio. 

Intemperans adolescentia effetum cor- 
pus tradet senectuti. 

In tenebris. 

Inter alia. 

Inter anna leges silent. 

Inter duas sellas, decidium. 

Interdum et insanire jucundum est. 

In pontificals ; in episcopal robes. 

In a state of possible existence. 

At the present time. 

Money is now the most prized thing ; 
a good income can buy both loKy 
rank and friends, while the poor man 
is everywhere despised. 

They have it, to use the common ex- 
pression, on the tip of their tongue. 

(In readiness.) With loins girded. 

In one's own person. 

In a state of nudity. 

The most excellent characters are ruined 
by the addition of pride. 

In the matter (or estate) of. 

In the nature of things. 

For ages of ages ; for ever and ever. 

(To be mad with definite reason and 

measure.) There is method in his 


Every madman thinks everybody else 

(You are looking for a knot in a bul- 
rush.) A needle in a bundle of hay. 

Great things rush against each other. 

Distinguishing marks or badges of rank 
or honour. 

(To carry wood to the forest.) To 
carry coals to Newcastle. 

It is by nature implanted in man to re- 
sist oppression. 

In the situation ; in position ; at rest. 

In the position of a pupil. 

In the former position. 

In the same state, posture, or position, 
as before the war. 

In Thee, O Lord, have I trusted. 

A man of upright life, and pure from 
guilt, needs no weapon to defend 

Integrity is the noblest possession. 

An intemperate youth will hand down 
to old age a worn-out body. 

In darkness. 

Among other things. 

In the midst of arms the laws are silent. 

Between two stools one falls to the 

It is pleasant to play the fool (to relax 
one*s gravity) at times. Duke est 
desiperCy &*€, 





Interdum lacrimse pondera vocis 
habent. — Ovid, 

Interdum speciosa locis, morataque 

Fabula nullhis veneris, sine pondere et 

Valdius oblectat populom, meliusqne 

Quam versus inopes rerum, nugaeque 

canorae. — Horace. 

(Sometimes tears have the weight of 
words.) Tears are sometimes more 
eloquent than words. 

When the sentiments and manners 

And all the characters are wrought 

with ease, 
Your tale, though void of beauty, force, 

and art, 
More strongly shall delight, and warm 

the heart ; 
Than where a lifeless pomp of verse 

And with sonorous trifles charms our 

cars. — Francis. 

Even a fool sometimes speaks sense. 

Sometimes the common people see 
aright ; sometimes they err. 

(As shines) the moon among the lesser 

In the meanwhile. 

(Between the hammer and the anvil.) 
Between the devil and the deep 

Between ourselves. 

Between cups ; over a glass. 

The time between two reigns. 

As a warning. 

To search for truth in academic groves.* 

In the whole ; entirely. 

In course of transit. 

To offend in words only. 

(Within and in the skin.) Inside and 
out, thoroughly. 

Go now, and practise by th3rself 
melodious verses. 

Prepared for either event. 

In empty space, or in a vacuum. 

To unsaleable wares it is necessary to 
try to tempt the buyer ; good wares 
easily meet with a purchaser, al- 
though they may be hid in a comer. 

(If I cannot find a way I will make one.) 
I will carry my point at all hazards. 

I*ve reached the harbour, Hope and 
Fortune, farewell ; you have made 
me your plaything long enough ; now 
mock others 1 

* The Academus, the famous gymnasium and garden near Athens where Plato taught 
Hence originated the name of th#* Academic school of philosophers. 
^ Lines written at the end of Le Sag«'s Gil Bias. 

Interdum stultus bene loquitur. 

Interdum vulgus rectum videt, est ubi 
peccat . — Horace 

Inter ignes Luna minores. — Horace. 


Inter malleum et incndem. 

Inter nos. 
Inter pocula. 
In terrorem. 

Inter silvas academi quaerere verum. 

— Horace. 
In toto. 
In transitu. 
Intra verba peccare. 
Intus et in cute. 

I nunc, et versus tecum meditare 

In utrumquc paratus. 

In vacuo. 

Invendibili merci oportet ultro emp- 

torem abducere, 
Proba merx facile emptorem repent, 

tametsi in abstruso sit. — Plautus, 

Inveniam viam aut faciam. 

Inveni portum, Spes et Fortuna valete ; 
Sat me lusistis, ludite nunc alios. 




In verba magistri. 

In veritale triumpho. 

Invictus maneo. 

Invident honori meo; er^o invideant 
labori, innocentiae, pencolis etiam 
mds ; qaoniam per hsec ilium cepi. 


In vino Veritas. 

Invisa nimqaam imperia retinentur diu. 

— Seneca, 

Invita Minerva. 

Ipsa quidem virtus pretium sibi. 

— Claudian, 

Ipsa scientia potestas est. — Bacon, 

Ipse dixit. 

iDse semet canit. 

Ipsissima verba. 
Ipso facto. 

Ipso jure. 

Iracundiam qui vindt, hostem superat 

Iracundus et ingens. 
Ira furor brevis est. 

Iram qui vincit, hostem superat maxi- 
Iras et verba locaMi.—AfartuU. 

Irrevocabile verbum. 

Irritabis crabrones 

Is est honos homini pudico, meminisse 
officium suum. — Plautus. 

Is mihi videtur amplissimus qui su4 
virtute in altiorem locum pervenit. 

— Cicero. 

Istuc est sapere, qui, ubicunque opus 
sit, animnm posses flectere. — Terence. 

Ita lex scripta est. 

(To swear by) the words of a master. 

I rejoice in truth. 

I remain unconquered. 

They envy the distinction I have won ; 
let them, therefore, envy my toils, 
my honesty, and the dangers I have 
undergone; for these were the 
methods by which I gained it. 

(There is truth in wine ; truth is told 
under the influence of wine.) 
Drunken folk often speak the truth. 

Unpopular governments are never 

(Minerva being unwilling.) Against 
one's humour, or inclination ; with- 
out inspiration. 

Virtue b its own reward. 

Knowledge is power. 

(He, the master himself, said it.) An 
authoritative assertion ; dogmatism. 

(He sings about himself.) He blows 
his own trumpet. 

The very words. 

(By the fact or deed itself.) Obvious 
from the facts of the case. 

(By the law itself.) By unquestioned 

The man who restrains bis anger, over- 
comes his greatest foe. 

Angry and huge. 
Anger is brief madness. 
He that overcomes his anger, conquers 
bis greatest enemy. 

(Their anger and words they let out on 
hire.) Eloquence is the stock-in- 
trade of the legal advocate. 

(A word that cannot be called back.) 
The spoken word cannot be re- 

(Y ou will irritate the hornets.) You 
will bring a nomfiCS* nest flBotIt your 

To be mindful of his duty, is the highest 
honour of an upright man. 

He seems to me the greatest man, who 
attains a p>osition of eminence by his 
own merits. 

That is true wisdom, to know how to 
alter one's mind when occasion 
demands it. 

Such is the law. 





Ita me Dii ament, ubi sim nescio. 

— Terence, 

Ita sit sane. 

Ite missa est. 

Lord love me, if I know where I am. 

Granted ; let it be so. 

(Go, the service is finished.) The Mass 
has been celebrated. 

Jacta est alea. 

Jam omnibus in ore est, qui semotus sit 
ab oculis eundem quoque ab animo 
semotimi esse. — Erasmus. 

Jamque opus exegi, quod nee Jovis ira, 

nee ignes, 
Nee potent ferrum, nee edax abolere 

vetustas.— Ovid. 

Januae mentis. 

Januis clausis. 

Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit. 

— Horace. 

Jesus, hominum Salvator (I.H.S.). 

Jucundi acti labores. 

Judex damnatur, eiun nocens absolvitur. 

— Puhlius Synis. 

Judex non solum quid possit, sed etiam 
quid deceat ponderare debet. — Cicero. 

Jugulate mortuos. 

Juncta juvant. 

Juniores ad labores. 

Jupiter ex alto perjuria ridet amantum. 


Jura publica favent privatae domui. 

Jurare et fallere numen. 
Jurare in verba magistri. 

Juravi lingu^, mentem injuratam gero. 

— Cicero. 

The die is cast. 

(Everyone now declares that the man 
who is far removed from their sight, 
is also far removed fi-om their 
thoughts.) Out of sight, out of mind. 

(Now I have finished a work, which 
neither Jove's anger, nor fire, nor 
sword, nor devouring time can 

A porter ; door-keeper ; gate-keeper. 

Grates of the mind ; entrances for (or 
sources of) knowledge. 

With closed doors. 

(A hungry stomach seldom scorns plain 
food.) Hunger is the best sauce. 

Jesus, the Saviour of mankind. 

The remembrance of difficulties over- 
come is delightful. 

The judge is condemned when the 
guilty is acquitted. 

It is the duty of a judge to consider 
not only what he has the power to 
do, but, also, what is his duty. 

(To stab the dead.) To show fiendish 

(Things when joined aid each other.) 
Union is strength. 

Young men for labours ; the burden is 
for young shoulders. 

(Jove, in heaven, laughs at lovers' per- 
At lovers* perjuries they sayjove laughs. 

— Shakespeare. 

(The laws respect the private house.) A 
man's house is his castle. 

To swear and to break one*s oath. 

To swear to the words of a master ; to 
say ditto to one. 

(I have sworn with my tongue, but I 
have a mind unsworn.) I feel no 
constraint to perform my oath.f 

* Compare Horace's Exegi monutHeHtum for a similar last word by the poet on his own 

t A closo translation of a line of Euripides, illustrating the casuistry of the Athenian 
sophists : 'H yXwo-o-' 6jM>fiOx'> ^ ^ ^fi^^ aKw/iorof . 




Jure divino. 

Jure humano. 

Jus belli, ut qui vidssent, iis quos 
vicissent, quemadmodum vellent» 
imperarent . — Casar, 

Jus dvile. 

Jus et norma loquendi. 

Jus gentium. 

Jus summum saepe summa est malitia. 

— Terence, 

Justitiae fundamentum est fides. — Cicero, 

Justitiae partes sunt non violare homines: 
verecundiae non offendere. — Cicero, 

Justitiae soror fides. 

Justitia regnorum fundamentum. 

Justitia vacat. 

Tustum et tenacem propositi virum 
Non civium ardor prava jubentium, 
Non voltus instantis tyranni, 
Mente quatit solidft. — Horace, 

Juxta fluvium puteum fodit. 

By divine law 

By human law. 

War gives this right, that the conquerors 
may impose any conditions they 
please upon those who are van- 

Ciidl law. 

The law and rule of speaking ; ordinary 

Law of nations. 

The rigour of the law is often the 
hardest injustice. 

Honour and fidelity are the basis of 

Justice consists in doing no injury to 
men; decency in giving them no 

Faith is the sister of justice. 

Justice is the foundation of kingdoms. 

There is no justice in it. 

The man who is just and firm of pur- 
pose is not moved by the zeal of his 
fellow-citizens when they urge him to 
evil courses, nor does the lowering 
brow and threats of a despot shake him 
fix)m his rock-like resolve.* 

(He is digging a well close by a river.) 
He is carrying coals to Newcastle. 

Labitur et labetur in omne volubilis 
sevum. — Horace. 

Labitur occulte fallitque volatilis aetas 
£t nihil est annis velocius. — Ovid. 

Laborare est orare. 

Labor est etiam ipsa voluptas. 

— Manilius, 

Labor limae ac mora. 

Labor omnia vindt. 
Laborum dulce lenimen. 

Lacrimaeque decorae 
Gratior et pulchro veniens m corpore 
virtus. — Virgil. 

It rolls, and rolls, and will for ever roll. 

(Time is winged and glides from us, 

though we see and heed it not. 

Nothing is swifter than the flight of 

Old age creeps on us, ere we think it 

nign. — Dryden . 

(To work is to pray.) He preaches best 
that lives well. 

(Toil also is real pleasure.) 
The labour we delight in physics pain. 

— Shakespeare, 
(The prolonged labour of the file.) The 

tedious labour of correcting literary 


Labour overcomes all obstades. 

Sweet solace of toils. 

Becoming sorrows and a virtuous mind 
More lovely in a beauteous form en- 

^— 1 ,^/Vv 


* These lines, so ofien quoted, may be compared with Tennyson's " O, well for him whose 
will b strong," et teq. 




Lacrima Christi 


Lapis qui volvitur algam non generat. 

Lapsus calami. 
Lapsus linguae. 
Lares et penates. 

Largitio fundum non habet. 
Lateat sdntillula forsan. 

Laterem lavas. 

Latet anguis in herba. 

Latius regnes avidom domando 
Spiritum, quam si Libyam remotis 
Gadibus jungas, et uterqne Poenus 
Serviat uni. — Horace. 

Latrante uno, latrat statim et alter canis. 

Laudari a viro laudato. 

Laudato ingentia nira, 
Exiguum colito. — Virgil. 

Laudator temporis acti. 

Laus Deo. 

Leges juraque servamus. 

Legimus, ne legantur. 

Legis constnictio non facit injuriam. 

Leone fortior fides. 
Leonem larvd terres. 

Leonina societas. 

Leve fit, quod bene fertur, onus. — Ovid. 

Tear of Christ.* 

A gap ; deficiency. 

(A rolling stone finds no sea-weed.) A 
rolling stone gathers no moss. 

A slip of the pen. 

A slip of the tongue. 

Household gods ; the guardians of the 
hearth and home. 

Charity has a bottomless purse. 

A smaU spaik may perchance lurk 

(Yon are washing a brick.) Washing 
an unbaked brick; making bad 

(T here is a snake hidden i n the grass.) 
A hidden danger" 

You will have a more extensive sway by 
ruling a greedy disposition, than if 
you were to unite AMca to Cadiz, 
and both Carthages (t .^., Spain and 
Africa) were your slaves. 

(When -one dnchnrkrii annthrr at jnirr 
barks too.) One barking dogsSts 
all the street a-barking. 

To be praised by a man who is himself 

(Commend large estates, but cultivate a 
small one.) You will both avoid 
giving offence to others, and vdll in- 
sure your own happiness and be free 
from all anxiety. 

A praiser, eulogiser, of times gone by. 

Praise be to God. 

We keep the statutes and laws; we 
maintain our laws and rights. 

We (reviewers, censors) read books to 
prevent their being read by others. 

(The construction of the law does no 
wrong.) The law shall not be inter- 
preted so as to cause wrong. 

Faith is stronger, than a lion. 

(You are for frightening a lion with a 
mask.) You waste your pains. 

(A lion's partnership.) A partnership 
in whlcn one partner takes the lion's 
share, t.^., the whole, of the profits. 

A load that is cheerfully borne becomes 

* This is the name f^ven to a well-known brand of Italian wine, and usaally appears in this 
form : Lacrima Crisii. 
t The motto of the Royal Humane Society. 

latin] lit 

Levis est dolor qui ca.pete coatilinti] 

LeviUdi e«t iainem >naip»ri romoreni . 

Levius Gt pitientU qmdquid conigere 
est nelas. — Horace. 

Lex mcTcitoiJa. 
Lei HOD script*. 

Liber el iogennus sum oatos ntroque 

Sonper ero liber credo, Deo juvanle. 

— Griimeald, Duke of Benivento. 
Libertas est potestas fadeodi id quod 

jure liceat. 
Libertas et nacale lolimi. 
Liberlas, qiue seta, Umen respexit 

inerteiD. — Virgil. 
Libemm arbilrinni. 

Lingiue verbera. 
I.ingnam compescere, tu 

Linqaenda tellns, et domnt, et placens 
Uxor; nequehaium, quasci^, arbortim 
Te, prster iuvisas cupressos, 
XJUu brevem dominum sequetur. 

Lis litem generat. 

Lis sab jndice. 
Lite pendente. 
Literv biunaniores. 

Lilera scripts maoet, Tcrbiuii imbelte 

It is ligbt grief that can t«ke connseL 

It is tlie aga of ■ weak character to 

catch at every baseless rumovr. 
(Whatever cannot be amended is made 

easier by patience.) What can't b« 

cured mnsl be endured. 
The Uw of the place. 
Commercial law. 
The unwritten law; the common law of 

the country. 
Statute or written law. 
'i%e law of retaliation ; an eye for an 

eye. a tooth for a tooth. 
I am free bom, as both my parents were, 

and, by God's help, a freeman I will 

remain to the end of my life. 

Liberty i* the power of doing that 
whidi u permitted by Uw. 

Lil>erty and my native Und. 

Liberty which, though late, at last 
regarded my helplessnes*. 

Free will, or choice. 

Although you walk in all the pride of 
wealth, your newly found fortune 
does not change your character. 

He calls a spade a spade. 

(The labour of the file.) Polishing 
literary compositions. 

(The lashings of the toague.) A sharp 
tongue is worse than a sharp sword. 

(To restrain the tongue is not the least 
of virtues.) Speech is xilTcr, silence 
is golden. 

Thou must leave thy lands, hoiue, and 
the wife of thy bosoni ; nor shall any 
of those trees follow thee, their short- 
lived master, except the hated cy- 

(Strife begets strife.) One quarrel breeds 

A case not yet decided. 
During the trial. 
(Learning of a rather f>olite nature, ol 

a more humane description.) Greek 

and Latin classics. 
The written letter remaiiis, the weaL 

word perishes. 
ri of all bl> poueiiloni »n the cxpmi tract. 

rit flvvry RoglUh churcbf ard. 



litni ama, iltnin ilii tc 

Loco dUlo [lee. cit.). 

Locos pcmitenliK. 
Locui standi. 

LoDgiuiinai din dlo conditar. 

— JKiny th* Yottngtr. 
Longo icd ptoximo* intemllo. 

Lucri bonui est odor ei re qufllibet. 
Lncniin malum acquale diipendio. 

Lumenqae juventie puipuienm. 

LnmliM dviutis. 
Lnpum aoribus t«nere. 
Lnpns in fabnll. 

Lupui pUnm mutat, non mentem. 


Lniiu anioao debent aliquando daii 

Ad cogiunduin melior ut rednt sibi. 

Lnms natnne. 
Lntom nisi tundator, non lit urceus. 

RATI \ua3XI 

Uteiatr men. 

litenUyi letter fur letter. 

{Love thou the ibore, let otbcii poneM 

the deep.) AmUtion plaguei her 

At the place or paaaa^e qnoted. 
(One holding the place of another.) A 

(The place in whichO The place where 

a passage, or incident, occun. 
Hace (oppdrtunity) for repentance. 
The place of the seal. 
A place for standing; right ta appear 

The longest day qidckly comeft to an 

(Tedloni ii the way by p 
snd effectual by examples. } i 
is better than precept. 

(To smell of the lamp.) To show signs 
oflaborious composition. 

A dear arrangement. 

Cash, obtained from any source, smells 

(An evil gain is equal to a toss.j Ill- 
gotten goods sddom prosper. 

(A grove isso called because it eicludea 
theljght.) Amisnomer; a ridicoloui 

To (riSe with sacred things. 

(The purple light of youth.) 

The bloom of young desire, and purple 
light oi\o\t.— Gray. 

Lightsofthestate; the leading dttiens. 

To bold a wolf b_y^he ears. 

(The wolf in the fabJeIJ~Long looked 

The wolf changes I 

A space of five years. 
The mind ought 

verted, that it may rciuiu luc uc 

to ihinliiDg. 
(Unless the day be well pounded, 

pitcher can l>e made.) 
Industry is fortune's right hand. 

iBf abiurd dttivLtioD orit^H itfuifurt 




Luxuriant animi rebus plerumque secun- 
Nee facile est aequil commoda mente 
pati. — Ovid. 

Luxuiia ssevior armis. 

The mind grows wanton in prosperity, 
for it is hard to endure good fortune 
with calmness. 

Luxury more terrible in its ravages than 

(Be strong in \irtue.) Continue in the 
good course you have taken. 

(\^nr<» rinmh t\]^n a fish ) Silent aS the 

grave. " "^ 

A great city is a great desert.* 
Truth is great and it will prevail. 
To settle great quarrels. 
A great fortune is a great slavery. 

Poor in the midst of great wealth. 
The shadow of a great name ; the un- 
worthy descendant of a great family. 

It was, however, at great undertakings 
that he failed. 

(Great efforts on great trifles.) Much 
cry and little wool. 

Great men we estimate by their virtue 
(or valour), not by their succes- 

A great good. 

Economy is a great revenue. 

A great work. 

(Distance increases respect.) No man 
is a hero to his valet. 

The thirst for fame is greater than for 

In bad faith. 

( Bad hen, bad egg .) Like father, like 

(Misfortunes come unsought.) Sorrow 
comes unsent for. 

The greatest empire may be lost by bad 

(Ill-got, ill-spent.) Ill-gotten goods 
seldom prosper. 

Hunger that persuades to evil. 

Of a bad example. 

(I had rather die than be disgraced.) 
Death before dishonour. 

* Originally said of Megalopolis, i.e., the Great City, which Efxaminondas, the Theban 
statesman, founded to be a constant menace to the Spartan power in the south of Greece. 
The scheme, however, proved ^/iasca. The words are now usm to depict the sense of loneli- 
ness that a fn^at city inspires in a friendless man. They are a translation of the line Irom a 
Greek comedy : 'E^fwa M«yaXn 'f^rW if MfyoXi) ir^Xcf,— '^he Great City is a great wilderness." 

Macte virtute. 

Magis mutus quam pisds. 

Magna civitas, magna solitudo. 
Magna est Veritas et prsevalebit. 
Magnas componere lites. 
Magna servitus est magna fortuna. 

— Seneca, 
Magnas inter opes inops. 
Magni nominis umbra. 

Magnis tamen excidit ausis. 

Magno conatu magnas nugas agere. 

Magnos homines virtute metimur, non 
fortunA. — Nepos, 

Magnum bonum. 

Magnum est vectigal parcimonia. 

— Cicero, 
Magnum opus. 
Major e longinquo reverentia. 

Major famae sitis est quam \irtutis. 

Mal& fide. 

Mala gallina, malum ox-um. 

Mala ultro adsunt. 

Male imperando summum imperium 
2Ssi\\,\\\}xx,^Fuhlius Syrus, 

Male parta male dilabuntur. 

Malesuada fames.— Virgil, 

Mali exempli. 

Malo mori quam foedari. 

Malo Dodo malai qtuerendiu coneui. 
Malum bene conditmn ne mOTcrit. 

lLO ' [latin 

For a hard knot a hard tcxd mnit be 

(Do not dittnrb an evil tlut hu been 
fairiy buried.) Let ileepdng doe* lie. 
Bad diMBse* need itronK remedies. 
(An evil in ibdf.) A oinw agaliut 

I leed. 

Malum vas non franghnr. 

Manebant vntiEfa moiieatia liberUtii. 

Manet altl mente reposlnm. 

Manu fonL 

ManuK bxc inimica tynmnU. 

Manusjusta nardu!i. 

Manus mauum rricat et manus manun 

Mare cbiusuni , 
Mare, ignis, et mulier suDt tria mala. 

Materia medica. 
Materiam snpersbat opus. 

Matre puicbrl lilia pulchrior. 

with all 

(A woithlest Tcssel does not get 

broken.) A bad peon]' is never Mt. 
(Wecommand.) A writ from a superior 

court directing >ome actioD on ibe 

put or an inlerior court. 
There remained the tiacea of drine 

Theibadei; ghost ofa dead petson. 
It (the n^Tleyanee) remains deeply seated 

in the mind. 
Madness caused by dj 
WitlTESr^ • — 

With a strong band. 
This hand is hostile to tyranls. 
The just hand is as pncious ointment. 
(Hand nibs hand, aod hand washes 
hand.) All men live by another's aid. 
A sea closed to commerce. 
The sea, tire, and woman are three 

An open sea ; open to all. 

(Necessity is the mother of aits.) Ne- 
cessity is the mother of invention. 

Substances used in the healing art. 

The workmanship was better than the 

A daughter more lovely than her lo\'ely 

(Become old betimes if yon wish 10 be 

Maxima debetor pnero i 

— yuvenal. 
Maxima iUecebra est pcccandi impuni* 

tfltis spe?.— Ci«™. 
Maxima pars enrum quK scimns, est 

of age when you a 
wish to live long. 
The greatest k 

: hope of impunity. 
The most that anyone knows beats but 
1 small pr""-*'"" 

a small proportio: 


las viitulei jacere omnes necesse 
est volnptate dominante. — Cictro. 
Maximum remedium ine mora e&I. 

Maximiu in minimis. 
Mea maxima culpa. 


sie WTiere plea 

Mel vi 

le involve. — Haraet. 

Non homines, non Di, non 
columnx. —Horact. 

Medio de fonte leponim 
Snrgit amaii aljquid quod ij 
bus angat. — Lucivtiui. 

Kledio tatissimtu ibis. 
Me duce, tutus ens. 

Mcliota sunt ea. quae nalurl, quam ilia, 

quae arte peifecta i\m\.— Cicero. 
Meliores priom. 

Melius esl modo purearc peccata. c( 
vitia resecare, quam in liilunim pur- 
ganda xtxmrt.^Thomas h Ktmpii. 

Memiuerunt omnia amantes. 


Memoria est theitaurus omiiiiui 

Memoria lechnjca. 


Mendico ne parentes quiden 

Mens xquH rebus in aiduit. 
Mens agilal molem. 

; for thought 
Veiy great io Irifliog thiags. 
(Through my very great fault.) The 

guilt is mine. 
(I wrap myt«ir up in my virtue.) A 

eood conscience consoles a man in 

hi:i houis of failure. 
He is of my opinion. 
Moderation is safe, Aurea medio- 

the pillar!) supporting the booksellers' 
shops.) No one reads such compo- 
sitions, and there is no sale for ihenl. 

{From the midst of the fountain of de- 
)j(;ht something billcr arises to vex 
us even amid the flowers themselves.) 

Full from the fount of joy's delicious 

Some bitter o'er tlie flowers its bub- 
bling venom flings. — Byrvn. 

A middle couisj will be safest. 

Under my guidance you will be safe. 

In my opinion. 

The works of nature are superior to 
(hose which are produced by art. 

The better, the first ; the best men, the 
first place. 

It is better to cleanse ourselves of our 
sins now, and to give up our vices, 
than to reserve them (or cleansing at 
some future time. 

{A flattering speech is honied poison.] 

A honey tongue, a heart of gall. 

Remember death. 

Lovers recollect all things ; have long 

(Things worthy of being reraembered.) 

Memor^^ is the treasury and guardian of 

alt things. 
An artilicial memory ; aids to memory. 
By memory. 
(To a beggar not even hb own parents 

are friendly.) Poverty breeds strife. 
An even mind in difficulties. 
Mind moves the mass ; mind moves 

Mens coDscia recti. 
Mens divinior. 

McDse malum Maio nnbere nlgos ait. 
Men a invicta maaet. 
Mena pnesda (atari. 
Meiu regnum bona possidet. — Stiuca. 
Mens Sana in corpore lano. 
Mens nibi conitia recti. 
Mentis gratitginnu enor. 


Mero motu. 

Merses profnodo, polchtior evenit. 

Mcrum sal. 

Metiii se quemqae too modulo ac p«de 

Mihi autem videtur acerba el 

mors eorum, qui immortaje aliquid 
parant. Nam qui voluplatibu^i dedili 
qnasi in diem vivunt, vivendi caosas 
cottidie liuiunt ; qui veto posleros 
eogrlant, el memoriam bui operibus 
extendnut, his nulla mora uon repen- 
tina est, ut qme semper inchoatuu 
aliquid abnimpat. 

■^Plmy the YouHgtr. 

Mihi cata fiiluri. 

Militavi aon sine gloril. 
&finor esl quam servus 

servos timet. 
Minus aptus acutis 
Naribushoram hominum. — Horace. 
Mirabilc dictn. 
Mirabile visu. 
Misce stoltitiam consihis brevem. 

Miserabile vulgus. 


llie second coane ; denert. 

A mind consdons oT rectitude. 

A sonl of diriner cast ; an inspired sonl. 

To marry in May i* onlocky, say the 

common folic 
The mind temaim tmconqaered. 
A forcKcing mind. 

An honest heart is a Idngdom in itidt 
A MUDd mind in a sound body. 
A mind consdoni of npri^itneH. 
A moat pleaiing halladnatioii ; a twcci 

At my own risk. 

or his own motion, or free wOL 

Though yoa plunge it in the deep, it 
comes fMth more splendid still. 

(Pnie salt. } Genuine Attic wit. 

(It is just that ereiy man should xatk.- 
sure himself aocording to his own 
measure or standard.) A man ought 
to know hi* own linutatious. 

Mine and thine. 

It seems to me thai death is always un- 
timely and premature when it comes 
to those men who are engaged on 
some immortal work. For tLose who 
tire from day to day eatirely given 
over lo pleasore, termiiiate the pur- 
pose of their life wiih Ihe close of 
each day ; but those who think of 
posterity, and strive to win an un- 
dying lanic by good works, lo surb 
death is always prematare, for it cuts 
them off in the midst of some task 
that they have uodertaken. 

My care is for the future. 

I served with some distinction. 

A master that fears his servants is in- 
ferior to a servant. 

Too weak to bear the sneers of such men 
as these. 

The smallest details. 

Wonderful lo be told. 

Wonderful to behold. 

Mbgle a little folly with your wisdom. 

A wretched crew. 

Have compassion on us. 

(God's mercy may be found between 
bridge and stream.) True repentance 
finds mere; even at the eleventh hoar. 




I learn to succour the distressed. 

(We send.) Warrant of commitment 
to prison. 

It lives by moving, and gains strength 
as it goes.* 

(Moderate things endure.) Nothing in 

Pleasure, taken in moderation, calms 

and relieves the anxious mind. 
In manner and form. 

He now places me at Thebes, now at 
Athens, t 

Manner of working. 

(A method of living.) A compromise 
between two or more disputants to 
promote harmony. 

It is crushed by its own weight. 

(It is hard to endure envy, but much 

harder to have nothing worth envy. 

ing.) Better be envied than pitied. 

The favourable occasions for speaking. 

(Mountain will not mingle with moun- 
tain.) Two of a trade seldom 

A monster, horrible, unshapely, gigan- 
tic, and eyeless. 

A monst er whose v ices w e r e net re- 
'Tt eemed b y a lingln riitnr 

(A monument more enduring than 

(Delay was ever the cause of troubles.) 
Tarrying hath oft wrought scathe. 

After the manner of our ancestors. 

(He saw the manners and the cities of 
many peoples.) Far-travelled. Much- 

After the manner of Socrates ; in a dia- 
lectical manner. 

As usual ; in the accustomed manner. 

After his own manner. 

'* None will avenge my death, still let 
me die,*' she cned.{ 

Death is the gate of life. 

Death is common to all. 

Death rather than disgrace. 

Death is the utmost boundary of wealth 
and power. 

* Se« Fama ma/mm. 

t Refers to a dramatist who can make calls upon the imaginationt of his aadieace so 
artistically that the demand is not perceived. 

I The words of Dido, when she resolves to commit snicide on hearing that Aneas has sailed 
for Italy. 

Miseris succurrere disco. 

Mobilitate viget, viresque acquirit eundo. 


Moderata durant. 

Modica voluptas lazat animos et tem- 
perat.— 5Wf«<ra. 

Modo et form&. 

Modo me Thebis, modo ponit Athe- 
nis. — Horace, 

Modus operandi 

Modus Vivendi 

Mole ruit sui. 

Molestum est ferre invidiam, sed multo 
molestius nihil habere invidendum. 

MoUia tempora fandi. 

Mons cum monte non miscebitur. 

Monstrum, horrendum, informe, ingens 
cui lumen ademptum. — VirgiL 

Monstrum, null& virtute redemptum a 
vitiis. — yuvenal. 

Monumentum aere perennius. 

Mora saepe malorum 
Causa fuit. — Manilius, 

More majorum. 

Mores hominum multorum vidit et 

More Socratico. 

More solito. 

More suo. 

" Moriemur inultae, 
Sed moriamur," ait. — Virgil, 

Mors janua vitae. 

Mors omnibus communis. 

Mors potius macule. 

Mors ultima linea remm tsi,^ Horace, 

Moiiui non mordent. 

Mortuo leoni et lepores iiuultanl. 

Atortuum flagelUs. 

Mos pro lege. 
Mot a proprio. 
KfuctoDC suo se jugulat. 

Mugitus Ubyriothi. 

nialicr cupido quod dicit imaQti, 
In vcDio el rapidl scribere oportet 

nq^ai.— Catullus. 
Mulia caduut inter calicem supremaque 

Multa docel famu. 

Mult a Eemens. 

MuUa petcnCibas multa dnunt. 

Multis tembilis, caveto multos. 

Multitudo mcdiconim cetla mors t%\ 

Multonim manibus grande levalui 

Multos in summa pericula misit 
Venturi timor ipse mali.— iucan. 

Mullum facit qui mullum diligit. 

— Thomoia Kempis. 
Mullum in parvo. 

Mundus \Tllt decipi, el decipialut. 

Murus xneus conscieolia sana. 

Mutare vel timeie spemo. 

Mutatis mutandis. 

Mutato nomine. 

MuUto nomine de le fabula oarratur. 


(Buried n 

Mutum eat pictur 

• The Labyrinth 

(ell no (ales 


. hares insult 

Dead men 
, dead lion.) Do 

a wKen liei 
(You are beating a dead man.) Yon 

cannol lefoim » man when he is 

Custom (is accepted) for law. 
Of hisownaccOTd. 
(He kills himself wilh his own sword.) 

He makes a rod for his own back. 
(The loaiing of the labyrialh,) The 

Tapouring of an inferior poel.* 
The vows that woman makes lo her 

fond lover, ought to be written on 

the wind and swiflly- (lowing stream. 
There's many a slip 'twiit cup and lip. 

Hanger teaches many lessons. 

With many a groan. 

(Those who ask much, lack much.) 

Much would have more. 
Much have I suffered and done. 
He died bewailed by many good men. 

If many fear you, beware of many. 

(Too many doctors mean certain death 
(o those who are sick.) Too many 
cooks spoil (he bro(h. 

Many hands make labour light. 

The very apprehension of an im- 
pending evil has placed many in (he 
greatest peril. 

Who loveth much, doelh much. 

great deal in a small 
deceived, and 

poema. —Ncract. 
r Crete and (he ule of ilie Mil 

Much in little 

The world wishes I 

let it be deceived. 
A sound conscience is a wall of brass. 
I scorn to change or to fear. 
The necessary changes being made. 
Under a changed name. 
Change the name, and the story appli 

to yourself 
A picture is a poem without words. 

ackDcycd topicE 




Nam ego ilium peribse duco, cui qui- 
dem periit pudor. — Plautus, 

Nam historia debet egredi veritatem. 

— Pliny the Younger. 

Namque inscitia est 
Adversum stimulum calces. — Terence, 

Nam sera nunquam est ad bonos mores 
\ia. — Seneca, 

Nam tua res agitur paries dum proxi* 
mus ardet. 

Narratur et prisci Catonis 

Saepe mero caluisse virtus. — HorcLce. 

Nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine 
pendet. — Manilius, 

Natale solum. 

Natio comceda est. — Juvenal. 

Natura beatis 
Omnibus esse dedit, si quis cognoverit 
uti. — Claudian, 

Naturae debitum reddiderunt. 

— Cornelius Nepos. 

Natura enim in suis operationibus non 
facit saltum. — J. Tissot. 

Naturalia non sunt turpia. 

Naturam expelles fiirci, tamen usque 
recurret. — Horace, 

Natus ad gloriam. 

Ne .£sopum quidem trivit. 


Nee amor, nee tussis celatur. 

Nee Deus intersit, nisi dignus vindiee 
nodus.— /T^ro^. 

Ne cede mails. 

Necesse est facere sumptum, qui quaerit 
lucrum. — Plauhis. 

I think that man is lost indeed how, 
has lost the sense of shame. 

History ought not to exceed the bounds 
of truth. 

For it is stupidity to kick against the 

(It is never too late to choose the path 
of virtue.) It is never too late to 

For your interests are concerned 
when your neighbour's house is on 

It is said that even stem old Cato 
warmed himself with wine. 

(From the moment of our birth we 
begin to die, and the end of our life 
is closely allied to the beginning of it.) 
Each moment of existence is a step 
towards the grave. 

Natal soil. 

(It is a nation of actors.) A descrip- 
tion of the decadent Greeks. 

Nature gives all men opportunities to 
be happy, if they know how to use 

They paid the debt of nature. 

Nature does not proceed by leaps in its 

Natural things are never shameful. 
(You may drive out nature with a 

fork, yet it will still come back.) 

What is bred in the bone will come 

out in the flesh. 

Bom to glory. 

(He has not so much as thumbed 

.£sop.) He does not know B from 

a bull's foot.* 

Mists; cloudlets. 

Love and a cough cannot be hidden. 

(Let not a god interfere, unless the 
difficulty demands his aid.) Do not 
introduce a divine character into the 
play unless the necessity really de- 
mands it. Do not use strong reme- 
dies for trifles.f 

Yield not to misfortunes. 

(You must spend money if you wish to 
it.) Nothing venture, nothing 


* jEtofs Fables were used at an elementaiy tezt-bo<dc for the yonng Rofnan. 
^ Compare Dent ex macAind, 




Necesse est ut multos timeat, quem 
multi timent. — Seneca, 

Necessitas non habet legem. 

Nee forma aetemum, aut cuiquam est 

fortuna perennis. 
Longius, aut propius, mors sua quem- 

que manet. — Propertius. 

Nee imbellem feroces 
Progenerant aquilse columbam. 

— Horace, 

Nee lusisse pudet, sed non inddere 

ludum . — Horace. 
Nee mora, nee requies. 
Nee pluribus impar. 

Nee prece nee pretio. 

Nee quaercre nee spemere honorem. 

Nee satis est piUehra esse poemata, 
dulcia sunto. — Horace. 

Nee seire fas est omnia. 

Nee semper feriet quodcunque mina- 
bitur areus. 

Nee teeum possum vivere, nee sine te. 
Nee temere nee timide. 
Nee timeo, nee spemo. 
Ne euivis deztram injeeeris. 

Nee vizit male, qui natus raoriensque 
fefellit . — Horace. 

Ne depugnes in alieno negotio. 

Ne exeat. 

Nefas nocere vel malo fratri puta. 

— Seneca. 

Nefasti dies. 

Ne fronti crede. 
e glorieris de die erastino, quia neseis 
(|uid pariturus sit dies. 

iter quidem omnibus placet. 

ontradieente {nem. con.). 

Nemine'irkentiente {nem. diss.). 
Nemo beii imperat nisi qui paruerit 

He whom many fear, must fear many. 

Necessity has no law. 

Beauty fades and fortune abides not ; 
sooner or later death claims its own. 

Fierce eagle& -.A»-^wL-heggt the Hmid 
dove . 

Not in committing, but in prolonging 
acts of folly is the shame. 

No rest or repose. 

(Not uneouai to many.) A match for 
the whoie world.* 

Neither by entreaty nor by bribe. 

Neither to seek nor to despise honour. 

'Tis not enough a poem*s finely writ ; 
It must affect and captivate the soul. 

It is not permitted to know all things. 

(The arrow will not always hit that 
which it is aimed at.) The best laid 
schemes o* mice and men gang aft 

I cannot live with you, nor without you. 

Neither rashly nor timorously. 

I neither fear nor despise. 

(Don*t give your right hand to every 

one. ) Trust not a new friend nor an 

old enemy. 

He has not lived ill who has lived and 
died unnoticed. 

(Don't fight in another's affair.) Let 
every one settle their own quarrels. 

Let him not depart. 

Consider it wrong to injure even a bad 

(Unlucky days.) Days on which the 
courts do not sit. 

Do not trust to appearance. 

Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for 
thou knowest not what a day may 
bring forth. 

(Not Jupiter himself can please every- 
body.) Grumblers are never satisfied. 

Without opposition ; no one contra- 

No one disagreeing. 

No man is a successful commander, 
who has not first learned to obey. 

* The motto of Louis XIV. of France. 




Nemo fit fato nocens. — Seneca, 

Nemo liber est, qui corpori servit. 

— Seneca, 

Nemo mains felix. 

Nemo me impune lacesset. 

Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit. 


Nemo potest nudo vestimenta detra- 

Nemo repente fuit turpissimus. 

— Juvenal, 
Nemo sine vitiis nascitor. 

Nemo solus satis sapit. — Plautus, 

Nemo tarn divos habuit favcntes, 
Crastinum ut possit sibi polliceri. 

— Seneca, 

Nemo vir magnus sine aliquo afflatu 
divino unquam fuit. — Cicero, 

Ne nimium. 

Ne obliviscaris. 

Ne pennas nido majores extende. 

Ne plus supra. 

Ne plus ultra. 

Ne prius antidotum quam venenum. 

Ne pueri, ne tanta animis assuesdte 

Neu patriae validas in viscera vertite 

vires. — Vifgil, 
Ne puero gladium. 
Neque mel, neque apes. 

Neque semper arcum tendit Apollo. 

Nequicquam sapit, qui sibi non sapit. 

Ne quid detrimenti respublica capiat. 
Ne quid nimis. 

Fate never drives a man to commit a 

No one who is a slave to his body, is 
truly free. 

(No bad man is happy .^ There is no 
peace unto the wiclcea. 

No one will attack me with impunity. 

No mortal is wise at all times. 

(No man can strip a naked man of his 
garment.) Blood cannot be got out 
of a stone. 

No man ever became a villain all at once. 

(Nobody is bom without sins.) Every 
man nas his faults. 

(Nobody is wise by himself.) Two 
heads are better than one. In a 
multitude of counsellors is safety. 

Nobody has ever found the gods so 
favourably disposed to him that he 
can be sure of another day. 

No man was ever jg^reat without some 
degree of inspiration. 

Do nothing in excess. 

Do not forget. 

(Don't s pread yonr wings beyond your 
"locsf .7 "A proud^^ari and abeggur's 
pQrse will not agree. 

Nothing above ; the highest type ; the 
chief example. 

Nothing beyond ; the greatest extent. 

(Don't take the antidote before the 
poison.) He that excuses himself, 
accuses himself. 

This thirst of kindred blood, my sons, 

Nor turn your force against your coun- 
try's breast. — DrycUn, 

Do not put a sword in a boy's hand. 

(No bees ^jio ^'^^^Ry,) No rose without 
a thornT 

(Nor does Apollo always bend his bow.) 
Due relaxation is necessary. 

To no purpose is he wise who is not 
wise to his own benefit. 

That the state suffer no harm.* 

Gro not too far. 

* The deereium uttimum passed by the Roman senate in times of national peril, which 
gave the chief magistrates, the consuls, full powers to nse an;r means to save the common- 
weiJtL Cicero had these powers given nim to defisat the coaspuracy of Catiline* 




(The mind of man is ignorant of fate 
and future destiny.) w'e know not 
what a day may bring forth. 

There is, I Imow not how, in the mind 
a certain presage, as it were, of a 
future existence; thb has the deeo- 
est root, and is most discoverable 
in the greatest geniuses and most 
exalted souls. 

Thou knowest not, my son, with how 
little wisdom the wond is governed ! 

(A starvine populace knows no fear.) 
Hungry flies oite sore. 

The spoken word cannot be recalled. 

(Do not punish with a scourge a fault 
which only merits a whip.) Fit the 
punishment to the crime.* 

(T^^ pnt ^ p»g prKume to teach M i* 
ngrva^ the Godd ess oj Wisdom .) 
X^h not thy granny to suck eggs. 

(Let the shoemaker stick to his last.) 
Let every one mind his own busmess.f 

(Don't give me words for meal.) Soft 
words butter no parsnips. 

He winks with his eyes. 

It is nothing to me. 

Nothing to the point. 

Nothing is so pleasing to you when you 
have obtained it, as it was when you 
merely desired it. 

Do nothing but what may turn to good 

Love is nothing when unrequited. 

There is no wrong that love will not 

(He owes nothing.) A plea denying a 

There is no saying which has not been 
uttered before. 

Fortune take s from us nothing but 
what she~Eas given us. 

There is no sitTialion' (in life) that is in 
every respect happy. 

Nothing flies so fast as calumny ; 
nothing is easier to utter; nothing 
more readily listened to, and nothing 
spreads more widely. 

* The Kuiica was merely a atrap with which Kfaoolboys were beaten. The fiagellum was 
like the knout, caoable of killing the man who had to submit to it. 

t The MLvinffot Apelles, the great painter of the fourth century B.C., to the cobbler who 
criticised the appearance of some shoes in a picture, and then proeeeded to pass his judc- 
ment on the paintinf fenerally. 

Nescia mens hominum fati sortisque 
fiiturae. — Virgil, 

Nescio quomodo inhaeret in mentibus 
quasi seculorum quoddam augurium 
futurorum ; idque in maximis ingeniis 
altissimisque animis et existit nuudme 
et apparet fadllime.^ Cir^^fv. 

Nescis, mi fili quantuUt sapientift guber- 

natur mundus ! 
Nescit plebs jejuna timere. 

Nescit vox missa reverti. 
Ne scutidt dignum horribili sectere 
flagello. — Horace, 

Ne sus Minervam. 

Ne sutor ultra crepidam. 

Ne verba pro farinft. 

Nictat oculis suis. 
Nihil ad me attinet. 
Nihil ad rem. 

Nihil sque gratum est adeptis, quam 

— Pliny the Younger. 
Nihil agas quod non prosit. 

Nihil amas, cum ingratum amas. 

— Plautus, 
Nihil amori injurium est. — Plautus. 

NihU debet. 

Nihil dictum quod non prius dictum. 

Nihil eripit fortuna nisi quod et dedit. 

NihU est ab omni parte beatum. 

— Homce, 
Nihil est autem tarn volucre quam 

maledictum ; nihil fadlius emittitur ; 

nihil citius excipitur, mhil latius dis- 

sipatur. — Cicero, 




Nihil est toto quod perstet in orbe. 
Cancta fluunt, omnisque vagans, for- 

matur imago, 
Ipsa quoque assiduo labimtur tonpora 

Non secus ac flumen. — Ovid, 

Nihil hominl amico est opportuno 
amiciua. —Plautus. 

Nihil largiundo gloriam adqptts est. 

Nihil peccat, nisi qnod nihil peccat. 

— Piiny the Younger. 

Nihil quod tetigit non ornavit. 
Nihil scire est vita jucundissima. 

Nihil sub sole novi. 

Nil actum reputans, dum quid super* 
esset agendum.-^XMOin. 

Nil admirari. 

Nil consdre sib! null& pallescere culpa. 

Nil consuetudine majus. — Ovid, 
NU dicit. 

Nil ego contulerim jucundo sanus 
amico. — Horace, 

Nil falsi audeat, nil veri non audeat 
dicere. — Cicero, 

Nil fuit unquam 
Tam dispar sibi. — Horace, 

Nil habet infeliz paupertas durius in se, 
Quam quod lidiculos homines fadt. 

— Horace, 
Nil homine terra pejus ingrato creat. 

— Ausonius, 

Nil similius insano quam ebrius. 

Nil sine Deo. 

Nil sine magno. 
Vita labore dedit mortaubus. — Horace, 

There is nothing in the whole worid 
which abides. All things are in a 
state of ebb and flow, and every 
shadow passes away. Even time 
itself, like a river, is constantly 
gliding away. 

T ime rdls his ceasele ss course. — Scott, 

(Nothing is more welcome ^co a man 
than a friend in need.) A friend in 
need is a friend indeed. 

By bestowing nothing he acquired 

He has no faults, unless to be faultless 
is considered one. 

He touched nothing which he did not 

(To know nothing at all is the happiest 
life.) Children and fools have merr>' 

Nothing new under the sim. 

(Thinking that nothing was done while 
anything remained to be done.) 
Leaving no stone unturned. 

To wonder at nothing. 

To be conscious of wrong, to turn pale 
at no accusation. 

Nothing is stronger than habit. 

(He says nothing.) The defendant has 
no defence. 

The greatest blessing is a pleasant 

Let him (the historian) not dare to state 
anything that is folse, or to refrain 
from stating an3rthing that is true. 

(Nothing was ever so unlike itself.) 
Made up of naught but inconsisten- 

The greatest disadvantage that poverty 
possesses is this, that it makes men 
to be despised. 

(The earth produces nothing viler than 
an ungrateful man.) 
Blow, blow, thou winter wind ; 
Thou art not so unkind 
As man's ingratitude. 

— Shakespeare, 

Nothing is more like a madman than a 
drunken man. 

Nothing without God. 

(Life has bestowed nothing on man 
without great labour.) 'Die greatest 
genius does not succeed without hard 




Nil tam difficile est, quin qiuerendo 
investigari ponsit. — Tertncg, 

Nimia familiaritas parit contemptum. 

Nimium ne crede colon 

Nimium premendo litos. 

Nisi Dominus, frustn. 

Nisi prius. 

Nitimur in vetitom semper, cnpimuaque 
negata. — Ovid, 

Nitor in adversum. 

Nobilitas sola est atqoe unica virtus. 

— yuvenal. 

Nocet differre paratis. 

Noctumft venate manu, versate diuroft. 

Nolens volens. 
Noli me tangere. 
Nolle prosequi. 

Nolo episcopaii. 

Nolumus leges Anglise mutari. 

Nomina honesta prsetenduntur vitiis. 

Nominis umbra. 

Non aliter quam qui adverso viz flumine 

Remi^ subigit : si brachia forte 

Ataue ilium in praeceps prono rapit 

aiveus amni. — Virgil, 

Non aliter vives in solitudine, aliter in 
foro. — Quiniilian, 

Nothing is so difficult that it cannot be 
accomplished by diligence. 

Too mudi familiarity breeds contempt. 

(Trust not too much to appearances.) 

A blush may cover deceit. 
By hugging the shore too closdy; 

kee{^^ out of danger. 

Unless the Lord is with us, our effiirts 
are vain.* 

(Unless before.) A writ by which the 
sheri£f is to bring up a jury on a 
certain day *< unless before *' that day 
the judges go into tne counties to 
hold assizes. 

We always strive after what is for- 
bidden, and desire the things refused 

I strive against opposition. 

(AHrtue is the only true nobility.; 
Howe'er it bie, it seems to me 
'Tis only noble to be good. 

— Tettf^stm. 

(It is prejudicial to those that are ready, 
to delay.) Strike while the iron is 

Give your days and nights to the study 
of these authors. 

Whether he will or not. 

Do not touch me. 

To be unwilling to prosecute ; stoppage 
of a suit by the plaintiff or by tne 

I do not \vish to be made a bishop. t 

We are unwilling that the laws of Eng- 
land be changed. 

Specious names are lent to cover vices. 

The shadow of a name. 

So the boat's brawny crew the current 

And, slow advancing, struggle ^nth the 

stream : 
But if they sbck their hands, or cease 

to strive, 
Then down the flood \^ith headlong 

haste they drive. — Dryden, 

Do not live one way in private, and 
another in public. 

* The motto of the city of Edinburgh. Some unconicioas humourist is said to have rendered 
it, " You can do nothinr here unless you are a Lord." 
4 The expression has oecome a proverhial one to indicate mock modesty. 




Nod amo te, Sabidi, nee possum dicere 

Hoc tantum possum dicere ; non amo te. 

— Martial, 

Non compos mentis. 
Non constat. 

Non convivere licet, nee urbe tot& 
Quisquam est tam prope tam proculque 
nobis. — Martial, 

Non cuivis homini eontingit adire 

Non deficit alter. 

Non domus hoc corpus sed hospitium et 
quidem breve. — Seneca, 

Non ego ventosae venor sufiragia plebis. 

— Horace, 

Non equidem in\ideo, miror magis. 

Non est ad astra mollis e terris via. 

— Seneca, 
Non est alter. 

Non est, crede mihi, sapientis dicere, 

Sera nimis vita est crastina, vive hodie. 

Non est inventus. 

Non est jocus esse malignum. 
Non est tanti. 

Non est vivere, sed valere vita. 

— Martial, 

Non exerdtus, neque thesauri, praesidia 
regni sunt, verum amici.— .Sa^»x/. 

Non generant aquibe columbas. 

Non haec in foedera. 

Non ignara mali, miseris suceurrere 
disco. — Virgil, 

* Dr. Fell, who was Dean of Christ Church at the end of the seventeenth centunr. oflEered to 
cancel an order of expulsion against Tom Brown, the humorist, if the latter could translate 
this epigram of Martial on the spur of- the moment. The Dr. Fell lines were the unexpected 

-t Corinth, one of the chief commercial towns of the ancients, was notorious for its luxury. 
Only a wealthy man could afford to visit it. 

X A simUar remaA is made hy Cicero in his De Senecinte, 

(I do not love you, Sabidius, but I can't 
say why; this only can I say, I do 
not love you.) 
I do not love thee, Dr. Fell, 
The reason why I cannot tell ; 
But this I'm sure I know full well, 
I do not love thee. Dr. Fell.* 

Not of soimd mind. 

(It is not evident, agreed, settled.) The 
evidence is not before the Court. 

What correspondence can I hold with 

Who are so near and yet so distant 


It is not every man's fortune to go to 
Corinth, t 

A second is not wanting. 

This body of ours is not a home, but a 
place of sojourning, and that for a 
short time.{ 

I do not hunt for the votes of the 
common people, which veer with 
every wind. 

Indeed I do not envy, I am surprised 

The ascent to heaven from the earth is 

There is no other. 

It is not, believe me, the part of a wise 

man to say *' I will live. 
To-morrow* s life is too late, so— live 


(He has not been found.) The accused 
person has not been arrested. 

There is no fun in ill-natiu-ed remarks. 

It is not worth while; not worth the 

For life is only life, when blest with 

Neither armies, nor treasures, but 
friends, are the surest protection of a 

Eagles_do nnt brin g forth dove s. 

Not into such leagues as these. 

Not ignorant myself of misfortune, I 
learn to succour the distressed. 




Non libct. 

Non licet. 

Non liquet. 

Non magni pendis quia oontigit. 

'— Horace, 

Non misere quisquam, qoi bene vizity 

Non nisi parendo vindtur.— Aiom . 

Non nobis, Domine. 

Non nobis solum sed omnibof . 

Non nobis solum sed toti mundo nati. 

Non nostrum tantas componere lites. 

Non numero haec judicantur sed 

Non omnia possumus omnes. — Virgil, 
Non omnis error stultitia est dicenda. 

Non omnis monzx, ^Horace, 

Non opus admisso subdere calcar equo. 


Non possidentem multa vocaveris 
Recte beatum. — Horace, 
Non possumus. 
Non res, sed spes erat. 

Non revertar inultus. 
Non semper erit aestas. 
Non semper erunt Saturnalia. 
Non sequitur. 

Non sibi, sed onmibus. 

Non, si male nunc, et olim 
Sic tni,— Horace, 

Non sine Dis animosus infans. — Horace, 

It does not please me. 

It is not lawful. 

(The case) is not dear ; not proven. 

(Yon do not value it highly because it 
came inddentally.) A mcky find is 
not as mudi valued as money earned. 

(The man who has lived aright dies 
happy.) A good beginning makes a 
good ending. 

(It is onlv by obedience that the con- 
quest IS made.) Nature is beyond 
all teaching, and we can only control 
it by obe^ng its laws. 

Not to us, O Lord. 
Not for ouTMlves only, but for aU. 
Bom not for oursdves only, but for the 
whole world. 

It is not our duty to adjust such high 

These things are estunated not by 

number but by weight. 

We cannot all of us do all things. 
Not every mbtake is to be stigmatised 

as folly. 
(I shall not wholly die.) My works, 

my poetry wiU be immortal. 

Do not spur a free horse. 

You cannot rightly call the very rich 
man happy. 

We cannot.* 

(Not performance, but hope.) He was 
a most promising man, though he did 
not accomplish anything great. 

I shall not return unavenged. 

It is not always May. 

It will not always be holiday timet 

(It does not follow.) A form of fallacy 
in which the conclusion states what 
cannot be justly inferred from the 

Not for oneself, but for all. 

(Even if you are unfortmiate now, some 
day you may find happiness.) It is a 
long lane that has no turning. 

A child endowed with courage from the 
gods above. 

* A phrase that b nsed to siffnify the attitude of the Papacy towards innovations of 

t The Saturnalia was one of the chief fsstivals of the Romans, and was celebrated during 
the month of December. At these festivities even the slaves enjoyed their liberty. 




Non subito delenda. 
Non sum qualis eram. 

Non tali auxilio, nee defensoribus istis 
tempus eget. 

Nonumque prematur in annum. 

Non verbis sed factis opus est. 
Non vif sed saepe cadendo. 

Non vultus, non color. 

Nosce teipsum. 

Nosdtur a sociis. 

Nos duo turba sumus.— OviJ, 

Nos patriam fugimus, nos dulcia lin- 
quimus arva. 

Nosse haec omnia salus est adolescen- 

NoU bene (N.B.). 

Novos amicos dum paras, veteres cole. 

Novus homo. 

Novus rex, nova lex. 
Nuces relinquere. 

Nuda Veritas. 

Nudis verbis. 

Nudum latro transmittit. — Seneca, 

Nudum pactum. 

Nugae canorae. 

Nugis addere pondus. — Horace. 

Nugis armatus. 

Nulla aconita bibuntur fictilibus. 

Nulla dies maerore caret. — Seneca. 

Nulla dies sine HneA. 

Nulla est sincera voluptas. 

Nulla falsa doctrina est quae non per- 
misceat aliquid veritatis. 

Nulla fere causa est, in qusl non ifemina 
Utem moveiit. — Juvenal. 

Not to be hastily destroyed. 

I am not what I was ; my character and 
inclinations have changed. 

The juncture needs not such help or 
such defenders as yon offer. 

Let (your compositions) be kept in your 
desk for nine years. 

Deeds not words are needed. 
(Not by force, but by frequent falling.) 
Perseverance is essential to success. 

Neither the countenance nor the colour ; 
nothing like it. 

Know thyself. 

He is known by his associates. 

We two seem to ourselves a crowd. 

We are fleeing from our country, we are 
leaving our pleasant fields. 

It is good for young men to know all 
these things. 

Mark well. 

Whilst you seek neW friends, make 
much of the old ones. 

(A new man.) One whose family has 
never held any of the offices of State. 
New kings make new laws. 

To abandon one's nuts; to cease to be 
a child. 

(Naked truth.) Truth's best ornament 
is nakedness. 

In plain words. 

The robber leaves the beggar alone. 

An invalid agreement. 

Melodious trifles. 

To add weight to trifles. 

Armed with trifles. 

(No poison b drunk out of earthen- 
ware.) No one would think it worth 
while to poison a poor man. 

(Every day brings its sorrows.^ 

One sorrow never comes but brings an 

That may succeed as its inheritor. 

— Shakespeare. 

No diay without a line — without some 

work accomplished. 
No joy is unalloyed. 

There is no false doctrine but mixes up 
with itself some element of truth. 

There are haoUy. ju^ . disputes but a 
woman has been at the b ottom of 

Nulla \ei satii caniDioda omnibus est, 

id modo qoaEritur, si majori parti et 

n prodest.— itpy. 

Nulla unqtiam de morte bominls c 

tatio longa nL^yuvenal. 
Nulla virtuie n " 

Nullis amor est medicabilis herbU. 

Xulli secuadus. 

Nullius addictus jurare b verba mag- 

Nullius Aliui. 

Nullum caruil exemplo nthi.~-Seneca. 

Nullum est jam dictom quod non dictum 

lentiD Df 
Nullum infortuDJum sulum. 
Nullum magnum iDgetiium ^i 

(IcmcnliJc full.— 5cm«ii. 

Nullum magnum malum quod ( 

Nullum quod teligit noo ornadl. 

NuUus dotor est quern non lon^nnquilas 
temporis minual atque molliat. 

NuUus est locus domestica sede beatior. 

Nullus idem est djutumus <t pnccos 
fruclus.— ^, Curtius. 

Nullus tantiu quxstus, quam quod 
hibea parcere. 

* Di. JohnuB'i (piliph on Olinr Goldinii 

• Tit nttnaca ■• to the GiiMk twct, Pindai, • 
br HOTKC. Bdnooil Bub wittUr quoted the 

LIA [latis 

No law satisfies tbe interests or all ; 
the only thing to be considered is, 
whether it is profitable to the majority 
or citizens. 

Not to loni pale on any imputation of 

When a man's life is at stake no delay 

A creature with no redeeming points m 

his character. 
None mourn with more show of sorrow 
than those who are especially de- 
Love b not to be cured by any herbs. 
Second to none ; first liddle. ' 
Not p)ed);ed to swear by the words of 

Nobody's child ; an illegitimate son. 
No crime is without precedent. 
(Nolhine is said to-day that has not 

been said before.) There is nothing 

new under the sun. 
No governmenl is s.ife unless forlined 

by good will. 
No misfortune comes alone. 
There has never tteen a great genius 

without a spice of madness in him. 
Great wils arc sure lo madness near 

No e\il which is last can be great. 

(No medicine is the same for all per- 
sons.) One's meal is another 
man's poison. 

lie touched nothing which be did not 

There is no grief that length of lime 

does not lessen and assuage. 
No plate is so pleasant as one's own 

(Fruit that ripens soon neierbsls long.) 
Soon ripe, soon rot I en. 

(There is no gain so sure as that which 
results from economising whal j-on 
have.) A penny saved, is a penny 

(And he is home along in numbers un- 
fettered by laws.) He treats with 
contempt all poetic rules, t 

die neliH wen not fDllv coi 
nordi when bo uw Wilkei 




Nunc aut nunquam. 
Nunc scio quid sit amor. 
Nunc tuum femim in igni est. 

Nunquam ad liquidum fama perducitur. 

Nunquam aliud Natura, aliud Sapientia 
dixit. — Juvenal, 

Nunquam dormio. 

Nunquam minus solus, quam cum solus. 

— Cicero, 

Nunquam non paratus. 

Nunquam potest non esse virtuti locus 

Nunc^uam vera species ab utilitate 
di>iditur. — Quintilian. 

Nusquam tuta fides. 

Now or never. 

Now I know what love is. 

(Now your iron is in the fire.) Strike 

while the iron is hot. 
Report never shows things in their true 


(Nature and Wbdom never give con 
trary advice.) Nature is beyond all 

I never sleep; I am always on the 

(Never less alone, than when alone.) 
To the man absorbed in his studies 
solitude is no burden. 

Never unprepared ; aye ready. 

There must always be room for virtue ; 
virtue can never be at a discoimt. 

There is nothing that is truly beautiful 
if it is not also useful. 

(Our confidence is everjnvhere mis- 
placed.) We cannot trust a single 


Obscuris vera involvens. 
Obscunmi per obscurius. 

Obseqium amicos, Veritas odium parit. 

— Terence, 

Obsta principiis. 

Obstupui, steteruntoue comae, et vox 
fauabus haesit. — Virgil, 

Occasio furem facit. 
Occasionem cognosce. 

Occultae inimicitia; magis timendae sunt 
quam apertae.— CiVr^ra. 

Occupet extremum scabies. 

Oculis magis habenda fides quam auri- 

Oculis subjecta fidelibus. 

Oculus domini saginat equum. 

O curas hominum ! O quantum est in 
rebus inane. — Persius, 

He or she died. 

A thing said by the way. 

Concealing the truth in obscure terms. 

(One obscure thing by something still 
more obscure.) Defining an un- 
known thing in terms equally un- 

Flattery gains friends, but truth ene- 

(Resist the first beginnings.) Root out 
an evil before it becomes too strong. 

(I was astounded, my hair stood on 
end, and my voice clave to my throat.) 
A description of the ph>'sical efforts 
of fear. 

Opportunity makes the thief. 

(Know your opportunity.) Strike while 
the iron is hot. 

Secret enemies are more to be feared 
than open hostility. 

Plague take the hindmost. 

(It is better to trust our eyes than our 
ears.) Seeing is beheving. 

(Under faithful eyes.) Fully and care- 
fully examined. Plain as a pikestaff. 

The master's eye makes the horse fat. 

O the cares of mankind ! How much 

emptiness there is in human affairs. 

s uiaue, et coelettium O tonb, in whom do heaven))' fite b 

inaoes . — Ptfiiiu. 

Oderint dum metiunt. 
OderuDt peccue boni lirtDtii u 

Nesdo ; led fieri aentio, et a 
cnaat.— CataUui. 
Odi profaoum vulpu. 
Odium tbeologicmn. 

Officma genltuin. 

O foitunatam, naUm, me 

Romam \ 
O fottunatot nimium, nu n bona 

O fortunatos nimium, ina il bona 

Agrictdas, qoibus ipsa, procul discor- 

Fundit humo racilcm victum iustlssima 

\^M3\— Virgil. 
Ohe ! jam utia. 

Oh, ai aogulus ille 
Proximus accedat qui nunc denomiat 

ageUum. — Horace. 
O imitatores, servum pecus. 
Oleo traaquillior. 

Oleum addere camino. 

Olim memiiutw juvabit. 

O major, Undem paicon, iasaiic, miaori. 

O miseras hominun mentes ! O pectora 

Oimie ignotum pro magnilico. 

Flat mindi, and ever grordliiis on Ibe 
ground \—Dffd*it, 

Let them hate provided they fear me. 

Tlie good, lot vittne's uke, aUior to 
(ill— CWwA. 

I hate and I lore at the aame time. 
Why I do M), yon may desre to 
know : I cannot tell ; but I feel that 
it ta lo, and I am tMmoited. 

I loathe the nncoulh vulgar throng. 

(Tbeological hatred.) Hie hatred 
among religioni folk, engendered bv 
diff eie n cei of o^nlcm oa doctrinal 

The workshop of the natkn*. 

O luqimr Rome, when I wm comul, 

bappy men, did they bnl know the 
Ueunga of theit present lot. 

O happy, happy hudumdmen, did they 
but know tie blessings they possess, 
for whom, far from the dio of war, 
the kindly earth pours forth an easy 

(Oh[ that is enough.) My patience is 

Oh, that thai little comer of my Dei^Ii- 

bour's field, that spoils the synimetiy 

of my land, were given to me. 
servile herd of imitaton. 
(More smooth than oil.) Soft words 

break no bones. 
(To pour oil upon the Bre.) To add 

fuel to the flame. 
It will be pleasant to remember these 

things in after times. 
Thou mighty madman, qioie one who ii 

not Ihy peer— in folly. 
How wretched are the minds of men ! 

How blind their inteUigence ! 
(The imknown is always thought to be 

magnificent.) Distance lends enchant- 
ment to the \iew. 

to b* provd of, aad Junul tinlr i 

iped the iword* of 




Omnem crede diem tibi diluxisse 

Omnem movere lapidem. 
Omne nimium vertitur in \'itium. 

Omne sdbile. 

Omnes deteriores sumus licentid. 

— Terence, 
Omnes eodem cogimur. 

Omnes codem cogimur ; omnium 
Versatur urn&, serius, ocias, 
Sors exitura. — Homce. 

Omne solum forti patriaest.— OziVf. 

Omnes sibi melius esse malunt quam 
alteri. — Terence, 

Omne tiilit punctum, qui miscuit utile 
dulci. — Horace. 

Omnia ad Dei gloriam. 
Omnia bona bonis. 
Omnia bonos viros decent. 

Omnia fert setas, animum quoque. 


Omnia inconsulto impetu coepta, initiis 

valida, spatio languescunt. — T(uitus, 

Omnia mala exempla bonis principiis 
orta sunt. 

Omnia mea mecum porto. 

Omnia mors aequat. — Claudian, 
Omnia non pariter sunt omnibus apta. 

Omnia no\'it Grxculus esurlens. 

Omnia praeclara sunt rara. 

Omnia profecto cum se coelestibus rebus 
referet ad hnmanas, excelsius mag- 
nificentiusque et dicet et sentiet. 

— Cicero. 

Believe that each day that dawns on 
you is your last. 

(To leave no stone unturned.) To go 
the whole hog. 

(Everything in excess becomes a vice.} 
There may be too much of a gooa 

Eveiything that may be known ; every- 
thing knowable. 

(Too much license debases us.) Spare 
the rod and spoil the child. 

We are all driven towards the same 
quarter (death wards). 

We are all driven in the same direction ; 
for all the urn of death is shaken, and 
soon or late the lot of each will come 

Every soil is a fatherland to a brave 

(All men prefer to do good to them- 
selves rather than to another.) 
Charity begins at home. 

(He has gained every vote, who blended 
the useful with the agreeable.) The 
writer who can combine instruction 
with amusement is deser\ing of praise. 

All things are for the glory of God. 

All things are good with good men. 

(All things are becoming to good men.) 
Honest men fear neither the light nor 
the dark. 

Time bears away all things, and the 
powers of the mind among them. 

All things commenced with incon- 
siderate haste, although vigorous at 
the outset, droop after a time. 

All bad precedents have taken their 
origin from good beginnings. 

(I cany all my property with me.) My 
intellect is my best possession. 

Death levels everything. 

All things are not alike suited for all 

(A starving Greekling knows every- 
thing.) He will undertake any office.* 

All excellent things are rare. 

The contemplation of celestial things 
will make a man both speak and 
think more sublimely and magni- 
ficently when he descends to human 

* See Grmcu/us etun'ens. 

est cantoribns, 


Omnia KTviUter pro domiiutioae. 
Omnia sutpendent nuo. 
Omnia tola limeu. 

Omnia vanitat. 

Omnia vindt labor. 
Omnibiu hoc vitiom ■ 
Omnibus hoc vitiun 

Ui nunouam inducant anlmnm cantarc 

Injussi nunqnam deaiitant. — Horaet, 
Omnibus in terrii, qnte nint a Gadibtu 

Auroram et Gangetn, paud dignoKeic 

Vera bona, atqoe alib mnllum divccia, 

Em)ris neboU. — Jtntnal. 

Omnibus notum lonsoribus. 

Omnibus «e accommodat rebus. 

Omm«iue polcstas 
Impatiens consorlis iiA.—LuraH. 
Omnium consensu capai imperii, nisi 

Omnium gatherum. 

Omnium renim prindpia parva sunt. 

Omnium rerum vtcisuludo m. 

Onus prcJiandi. 
O passi graviora. 

Ope et connlio. 

Opene prciium est. 

Opera in Ionf>a fas est obrepere 

Operose nihil agunt. 

* Bftj-beri ««e m notorioai vn%\w in andoi' 

t SnCa/uim/rnV. 

t Calktrum It not a proper LAtia wvrd, 

One who tumt op hii noie at ereiy- 
thing; tomi everything to ridicule. 

Ffaring all things, evcD such ai ut 

All ii vanity. 

LoTc conqaen all tUngi ; let w jield 
to iti power. 

Laboor o v eiicon^ef all things. 

All haTc this vice. 

This is a bull commtm to aU singen, 
that among their ftiend* when aued 
to sing they never will Mng Ihdr 
mind* to conjdy, bnt when not 
requested they win never leave off. 

Look round the habitable world, how 

Know theii own good, or, knowing it, 

Now rarely reason guides the ttubbom 

Prompts the fond wish, or lifts the 

suppliant voice. 
{Evety barber knows that.) It Li the 

talk of the lowQ." 
(He suits himself to all conditions.) All 

is lish (hat comes to his net. 
Authority always finds it hard to endure 

a partner. 
Everybody would have considered him 

capable of governing, if he ha<l never 

A miscellaneous collection, t 
The beginnings of all things are small. 

(All things suffer change.] 

Even as the mists 
Of the grey mom before Ihe rising sun, 
That pass away and perish. — SMlty. 
The burden of proving. 
Ve who have borne e'en greater ttnls 

than these. 
By help and counsel. 
It is worth while. 
Who labours long may be allowed 

They are busy about nothing. 




Opinionum commenta delet dies, naturse 
judida confinnatf 

Opprobrium medicomm. 

Optat ephippia bos piger, optat arare 
caballus. — Horace, 

Optimum est pati quod emendare non 
possis. — Seneca, 

Optimum obsoniuro labor. 

Opum fiiriosa cupido. 

Opus artiHcem probat. 


O ! quid solutis est beatius curis ? 
Cum mens onus reponit, ac peregrino 
Labore fessi venimus larem ad nostrum 
Desideratoque acquiescimus lecto. 
Hoc est, quod unum est pro laboribus 
tantis. — Catullus, 

Ora et labora. 

Orandum est ut sit mens sana in cotpore 

Ora pro nobis. 

Oraiionem concludere. 

Orator lit, poeta nascitur. 

Ore rot undo. 

Ore tenus. 

Origo mali. 

O rus, quando te aspictam ? 

O sancta simplicitas. 

O Sancte Pater, sic transit glori 

Os homini sublime dedit, coelumque 

Tussit, et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus. 


O ! si sic omnia. 

O tempora ! O mores ! 
O terque quaterque beati. 

Time wipes out the comments of men's 
opinions, but it confirms the judg- 
ments of nature. 

(The disgrace of the doctors.) Any 
disease for which there has not been 
found any cure. 

(T he lazy ox wishes f or horse- trapp ings. 
and tne horse Mrishes to plougn rt 
\Ve are dissatistied with what we 

have, and long for what we have not. 
What cannot be cured must be endured. 

Work is the best relish. 

The ungovernable lust for riches. 

(The workman is known by his work.) 
A carpenter is known by his chips. 

A little work (book). 

Oh, what is more delightful than to lay 
one's cares aside, when the mind puts 
aside its burden, and we return to our 
beloved home wearied by distant 
travel, and rest our limbs on the 
wished-for bed? This, this alone, 
repays us for our grievous toil. 

Pray and work. 

We should pray for a sound mind in a 
sound boay. 

Piay for us. 

To end a speech. 

The orator is made such by education, 
but a poet must be bom such. 

With a round mouth ; volubly ; grandly. 

By word of mouth ; verbally. 

The origin of evil. 

O country, when shall I behold thee ? 

O blessed simplicity. 

Holy Father, thus passes away the glor)' 
of the world.* 

He gave to man a lofly countenance, 
and bade him look to the heavens, 
and turn his gaze upward to the stars^f 

Oh ! that he had always done or spoken 

Oh the times ! Oh the manners !^ 

Thrice, yea, four times happy are they. 

* The master of the ceremonies, at the installation of the Pope, holds two reeds in his 
hands. One of these has a candle attached to it, and with this he sets alight the other reed, 
erring out at the same time, SancU Pater^ sie transtt, etc. 
t Much quoted in reference to the emancipation of slaves. ^ 
I The exclamation occurs in Cicero^s first speech denouncing Catiline, 

Ottodi nnUn* adibtlt Dew. 

Otium cnm dicnitaU. 
Othim omnia vitil [Mclt. 

Otinm line dignltate. 
Orcin lupo cammittere. 
Ovii ovem teqmtttr. 

O vitB philMOpliiA doxl O vlrtatU 
indaeatiu, expnltrixqne *ltianim I 
quid non modo not, led omniiio vto 
homiatun aiiie te ewe patnlwtt i tn 
tn diirfpAtoi hoBiinet 
^;; '": tn«o« 

EtM wfthovt Sgoitj. 

I To let the wolf to gnard the iheep .) 

( One tiieep foUowt Mother .) like 

aaaamby, than pide of lifel Hkni 
•Mnaer after vntD^ and t^^^ttim of 
vke) What wonld not onlf «e our- 
■dvea, but the whole life irf men, have 
been witboat thjr aUr It it thon 
that btindedtt dOea, xathoedtt mea 
fa) todal nnioDi thoa that iniil 

la maeiilia 

fiiisti: ad te conAiginnii : 

petimut. EM antem snni 

et ex pmceptii tuii actni, peccand 

inmonalitati anteponendni, — Cicrro. 

the m^itial tie, then li_ ..__ 

— of Uletalnre and the intetchan^ 
__ _^ eecb : to thee we owe the devu- 
Ing of the lawa, and thoa didM goide 
men to i^hteoui ways, ud viiluous 
hiMts. To thee we come for refoee, 
from thoe we seek for help. One day 
well spent, according to th; precepts, 
is preferable to an immortalitf of sin. 
O life ! loo long for the wretched, too 
shoit for the prosperous. 



Pace et hello. 

I^cem hominibus habe, beUom cum 

Pacta convents. 

Pale, non dolet. 

Pakm mntire plebda piacolam eU. 

Palinodiam canere. 

Pallas, qaas copdidit nrces 
Ipia, colat ; nobb pJaceant ante omnia 
rilvx. — Virgil. 

Fbdder ; matter for study, Ik. 
With the iavonr, leave of. 

Id peace and ia war. 
{Be at peace with men, at war with 
vices.) Peace flourishes when reason 

Conditions agieed upon ; a diplomatic 

See, Pstus, it does not hurt.* 

For a poor man to speak his mind is a 
crime worthy of punishment. 

To recant ; to make apology. 

(Protection; support.) An image of 
Pallas Athene, carerully preserved at 
Troy, the safety of the cily being sup- 
posed to depend on it. 

Let Pallas haunt the cities she has 
built ; let us find our chief pleasure 
in the forest glades. 

* Pxtm vat condennedto mlcEde by Clandlu Cnar, on thecharrFof conipinc^ Hit 
hsnOc ««•, ArU, Bm plimpd the iftpr inlabn own brCMl, Mjintfirt', —» ^rlr/, btfoie 
flbe handed it to her hubaiM- 




Pallida mors aequo pulsat pede paupe- 

ram tabemas 
Regumqne turres. — Horace, 

Pallidus irft. 

Palmam qui meruit ferat. 


Panditur ad nullas janua nigra preces. 

— Propertius, 

Panem et circenses. 

Papa alterius orbis. 


Parce gaudere oportet, et sensim queri ; 
Totam quia vitam miscet dolor et 
gaudium . — Phadrus, 

Parcere subjectis, et debellare superbos. 


Parendo vinces. 

Parentes objurgatioue digni sunt, qui 
nolunt liberos suos severd lege pro- 
ficere. — Petronius Arbiter, 

Pares cum paribus facillime congre- 

Par est fortuna labori. 

Pari passu. 

Paritur pax bello. 

Par negotiis neque supra. 

Par nobile fratrum. 

Par oneri. 

Par pari refero. 

Pars minima est ipsa puella sui. — Ovid, 

Pars pro toto. 
Parta tueri debent. 

(Pale death enters with impartial step 
the cottages of the poor and the lofty 
palaces of kings.) 

Death*s shafts fly thick ! here falls the 
village swain, 

And there his pamper'd lord ! — Blair, 

Pale with rage. 

Let him who has won the palm bear it.* 

(The Pandects or Digest.) A collection 
of Roman laws from the writings of 
Roman jurists, made by the order of 

No prayers unbar the gates of death. 

Bread and the show of the circus, f 

Pope of a second world. 

Equal ; the condition of equality ; equal 

We ought to rejoice sparingly, and bewail 
with moderation, for the whole of life 
is but a mingling of pain and joy. 

To spare the conquered and subdue the 

(You will conquer by obedience.) If 
you resist nature she will crush you. 

— Alaine, 

Parents are worthy of severe reproof, 
who are uuT^illing to use strict dis- 
cipline in order to train their children 

(Like persons most readily crowd to- 
gether.) Birds of a feather flock 

(Fortune responds to toil.) No gains 
without pains. 

With an equal pace ; side by side. 

Peace is produced by war. 

(Neither above nor below his business.) 
A mediocre man. 

A noble pair of brothers. 

Equal to the burden. 

I return like for like ; tit for tat. 

(The giri is. the least impo rtant part of 
he rself.) The ajiibuht of her dowry 
IS tne point to be considered. 

Part for the whole. 

What is gained ought to be maintained. 

* The motto of Lord Nelson, derived from some Latin verses by Dr. Jortin. 
t Juvenal says that the Roman people, once the conquerors of the world, in his time cared 
for nothing but free doles and spectacular shows. 




Parthi quo phis bibimt» eo plus sithmt. 

Parthis mendador. 

Particeps crimmis. 

Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridicnlus 

Parva componere magnis. 

Parva leves capiunt animas. 

Pan'a meta primo, mox sese attoUit in 
auras. — ^r^t/. 

Pani enim sunt foris arma, nisi et con- 
silium domi. — Cicero, 

Parvum parva decent. 

Pasdturinvivislivor, post lata quiesdt. 



Patcre legem quam ipse tulisti. 

Pater ipse colendi baud facilem esse 
%'iam voluit. — VtrgiL 

Pater patriae. 

Pati necesse est multa mortalem mala. 

— Ntn'ius, 

Patrem sequitur sua proles. 

Patres conscripti. 

Patria cara» carior libertas. 

Patiiae fumus igne alieno luculentior. 

Patriae infelici fidelis. 

Patriae pietatis imago. 

Patria est communis omnium parens. 

— Cicero, 

Patria est ubicunque est bene. 

Patria est ubicunque \ir fortis sedem 

Patris est filius. 

(The men the Farthlans drink, the more 
thirsty they are.) Ever drunk, ever 

(More lying than Parthians.) A con- 

An accomplice. 

(The mountains are in labour, a tidicu- 
Ions mouse ^)dU be bora.) Great cry 
and little wool. 

To compare little things with great. 

Little minds are cau^t with trifles. 

Crouching at first through fear, soon it 
rises boldly in the air.* 

Armed forces abroad are of little \'alue, 
unless there is prudent counsel at 

(Humble things become humble men.) 
The man in a low station never makes 
himself ridiculous bnt when his efforts 
exceed his means. 

Envy feeds on the living, bat after death 
it is dumb. 


(Obser\e the law you yourself have 
made.) Law-makers must not be 

The Father himself decreed that the 
task of tillage should not be easy. 

Father of his country. 

(Man must of necessity suffer many 
evils.) Man is bom to trouble as 
sparlcs fly upward. 

(A son takes after his father.) As the 
old cock crows, the young one learns. 

(Senators, hereditary and elected ; Ro- 
man senators.) The supreme authority. 

My country is dear, but liberty is dearer. 

The smoke of one's own country is 
brighter than a foreign fire. 

Faithful to an unhappy country. 

An image of paternal tenderness. 

Our country is the common parent of all. 

Wherever we find happiness, that is our 

Whatever place a brave man has chosen 
to dwell in, that is his country. 

(He is his father's son.) Like father, 
like son. 

" This line refers to th« erowth of scandal (see Fama Afaium) ; it Is now commonly 
applied to the progress of sedition. 




Patruae verbera Ungnae. — Horace, 
Faucis carior est fides quam pecunia. 

Pauds verbis. 
Paulo post futunixn. 

Pax in bello. 
Pax potior bello. 

Pax tamen interdum, pads fiduda nun- 
quam est. — Ovid, 

Pax vel injusta utilior est quam justis- 
simum bellum. — Cicero, 

Pax vobiscum. 


Pectus e>t quod disertos fadt. 

— Quintilian. 

Pecuniae obediunt omnia. 

Pecuniam in loco negligere maximum 
est lucrum. 

Pejor est bello timor ipse beUi. 

— Seneca, 
Pendente lite. 
Pendent opera interrupta. — Virgil, 

Penetralia mentis. 

Penitus toto divisi orbe Britauni. 

- Virgil, 
Pennas inddere alicui. 

Per acddens. 

Per acria belli. 

Per angusta ad augusta. 

Per capita. 

Per contra. 

Percunctatorem fugito, 
idem tsX.'-Horace* 

nam gamilus 

The lashes of an uncle's tongue.* 

(To few persons is loyalty dearer than 
money.) Most men have their price. 
In few words ; in brief. 

(A little past the future.) A name 

g'ven by Latin grammarians to the 
ture perfect tense. 

Peace in war. 

(Peace is more powerful than war.) 
Peace has her victories no less re- 
nowned than war. 

Sometimes there is peace, but its con- 
tinuance is never certain. 

Peace even on hard terms is better than 
the justest war. 

Peace be with you. 

I have sinned ; I am in the wrong. 

(It is the heart that makes men elo- 
quent.) Out of the fulness of the 
heart the mouth speaketh. 

(All things yield to money.) Money 
rules the world. Money makes the 
mare to go. 

(To spend money freely on proper occa- 
sions is the greatest gain.) Nothing 
venture, nothing gain. 

The reality of war is less harmful than 
the constant fear of it. 

(Roman household gods.) Home. 

Whilst the suit is pending. 

The works un6nish'd and neglected 

The inmost recesses of the mind ; the 

heart of hearts. 
The Britons, a people utterly separated 

from the rest of mankind. 

To clip one's wings; to take one down 

" ^ m- 

(Through acddent . ) A logical term . f 

Through the dangers of war. 

Through difficulties to honours. 

By the head ; individually. 

On the contrary ; as a counterpoise. 

Th' inquisitive will blab; from such 

Their leaking ears no seaet can retain. 


* Roman nnclet had a reputation for giving improving harangues to their relatives. " D( 
come the undo over me" wat the protest of a Roman when another was inclined to gire 
an unwelcome lecture. 

t A ouality is said to belong to a thing /rr accident, when it does not arise from the nature 
of the tning, but from some eztemal c&cumstance. Thus water is heated /#r accident^ fire 
bums per xr, i.e. , naturally. 




Per damna, per cscdes, ab ipso 
Ducit op>es animumque ferro. 

— Horace, 
Per Deum et fernim obtinui. 

Peream si falsa loqnor. 

Pereant amid, dum unil inimici interci- 


Pereant qui ante nos nostra dixeront. 

— Donatus, 

Per fas et nefas. 

Perfusus calidft gelidam timet aquam. 

Pericula veritati saepe contigua. 

— Afarcellinus, 

Periculosae plenum opus aleae 
Tractas et incedis per ignes 
Suppositos cineri aoloso. — Horace* 

Periculosior casus ab alto. 

Periculum in mor&. 

Per incuriam. 

PeriturDB parcere charts. 

Perjuria ridet amantum 
Jupiter et ventos irrita ferre jubet. 

— Tibulius. 
Per mare per terram. 
Permissum fit >ile nefas. 

Permitte divis caetera. 

Per risum multum possis cognoscere 

Per saltum. 
Persona grata 

Persona ingrata. 

Persta atque obdura. 

Through losses, through wounds, from 
the sted itself it denves strength and 

By the help of God and my sword have 

I kept it. 
May I die if I speak what is false. 

(Let our friends perish, provided that 
our enemies fall with them.) We 
consider nothing but our own in- 

Plague take those who have said our 
smart sayings before we uttered them. 

Ihrough right and wrong ; justly or un- 

(Tlie man who has been scalded fears 
cold water too.) A burnt child 
dreads the fire. 

Truth is often attended with danger. 

A woik full of risk and danger m that 
which you are attempting; you are 
walking, as it were, on ashes that hide 
a fire beneath.* 

(A fall from on high Ls dangerous.) 
Pride goeth before destruction and a 
haughty spirit before a fall. 

Danj^er in delay. 

Through heedlessness, or negligence. 

(To spare paper doomed to disap- 
pear.) To abstain from scribbling. 

At lover's perjuries Jove laughs, and 
bids the winds disperse such vain 

Through sea and land. 

A privilege is not valued when it has 
been obtained. 

Leave the rest to heaven. 

(By much laughter you may distin- 
guish a fool.) A fool wul laugh 
when he is drowning. 

By ^ leap or jump. 

By itself. 

(A welcome person.) A favourite; a 
welcome guest. 

(An imwelcome person.) An objection- 
able person; a person disliked by 

Be steadfast and endure. 

• Words addressed to Pellio, the historian, who was writingr a history of the recent civil 
wars, before the rancour of the opposing parties had quite died away. 





Per varios casus, per tot discrimina 

Tendimus in Latium. — Virgil. 

Per viam dolorosam. 

Per vias rectas 


Pessimum genus inimicorum laudantes. 

Petitio principii. 

Pia fraus. 

Pietas fundamentum est omnium vir- 
tutum. — Cicero, 


Planta qua; ssepius transfertur non coal- 


Pleno jure. 

Plenus annis abiit, plenus honoribus. 

— Pliny the Younger* 

Plerumque gratae divitibus vices. 

Ploratur lacrimis amissa pecunia veris. 

— yuvenal, 

Plura fadunt homines e consuetudine, 
quam e ratione. 

Plures crapula quam gladius. 

Plus aloes quam mellis habet. 

Plus dolet quam necesse est, qui ante 

dolet quam necesse est. 
Plus potest, qui plus valei.—Plautus» 

Plus ratio quam vis cxca valere solet. 

Plus salis quam sumptus. 
Plus vident oculi quam oculus. 
Poeta nascitur, non fit. 
Polliceri montes ami. 

Pollice verso. 
Pons asinorum. 

Through many changes of fortime, 
and many dangerous experiences, we 
make for Latium. 

By the path of sorrow. 

By straight roads. 

Watching all night. 

Jilatterers are the worst kind of 

(Begging the question.) The logical 
fsdlacy of assuming what has to be 

(A pious fraud.) Fraud committed 
for a good object ; a justifiable in- 

Filial duty is the foundation of all the 
other virtues. 

(It pleases.) Decree; ordinance; offi- 
cial order. 

(A plant often removed cannot thrive.) 
watch the kettle and it will never 

The common people ; the plebeians. 

With full authority. 

He died full of years and honours. 

Changes are generally agreeable to the 

The loss of money is lamented with 

real tears. 
Men do more actions from habit than 

on reflection. 

Gluttony kills more than the sword. 

The bitter overbalances the sweet. 

He griei'es more than is needful, who 
gneves before it is needful. 

(He is the more powerfiil who is the 
stronger.) The weakest goes to the 

Common sense can usually effect more 
than blind force. 

More tasteful than costly. 

Two eyes see better than one. 

The poet is bom, not made. 

(To promise gold mountains.) To 
make extravagant promises. 

With thumb turned down.* 

(The asses' bridge.) The fifth propo- 
sition in Euclid. 

* When one gladiator in the amphitheatre had another at his mercy» he looked towards the 
spectators. If tney turned their thumbs towards their breast, it was a signal for death* 

Popnlus tat utnUt ; at mihi plaiid< 

Populus vult dedpi, dedpiatur. 

Post bellum aiullium. 

Post equitem sedet atra cim.—ffaraee. 

Posteriores cogiUtioaci uptentiorei 

solcut esse. 
Post factum nullum coit&llJDm. 

Post feslum venibti. 

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. 

Post nubila Phcebos. 

Post obit. 

Post pnxlia pnemU. 

Post lenebras lux. 

Post lot naufragia portum. 

Po:^tulatum (//. Postulata). 

Potentissunos est qui se habet in po 

Potius amicum quam dictum perdere. 

Pnefetvidum iDgeoium Scotorum. 

POPULUS [l*tim 

>. {The peode bin me, but I applaud 

met. mjrself.) I ore nothiog lor the 

(^linuin of the cniwd. 
The people wiah to be deceived, let 

than nave their with.* 
[The power of the county.} Xpatit of 

pcdiee it « botfy of police. 
I »pgtax to be able ; I think I cu. 
(Tbev are able became Ihey geem to be 

able.) "Duff can because tliey think 

they can. 
Aid aAcT llie war J hdp offered too 

(Black care dti behind the honeman.) 
The wealthy man u be lidetliithone 
ii (till panned by aniiety. 

Second tlionghti are uiually best. 


(Yon luve cnne after the 
luve arrived too late. 

(After this, therefore 

too late when a thioB it 

.} Yon 


Uter Uus, ttieretore in consequence of 
tllis.) The logical fallacy of treating 
a subsequent event as undoubtedly a 
result of a preceding one, although of 
course it is not necessatily so. 

(After cloudy weather comes the sun.) 
Eiery cloud has a siU-er lining. 

A twnd payable after death. 

After battles come rettards. 


After so many shipwrecks (we reach) a 

A demand; an ass-umplion required 

for an argument. 
He is most powerful who lus himself 

in his own power. 
Rather lo lose a Inend than a witticism. 
The 5erv, impetuous disposition of the 

Poren-amed, forearmed. 
A writ issued against certain offenders, 
who are thus plated outside the pro- 


* Wordi attributed lo Cardiul Caraii, legUB of Pope Paul IV. Thdr oripa, htmever, 
at fnmmu^ fatiai, "CaiiHA.B.ta 




Praepropera consilia raro sunt prospera. 

Pnesentem mulgeas, quid fugientem- 
insequeris ? 

Praestat sero quam nunquam. 

Praeteriti anni. 

Pravis assuescere sermonibus est via ad 
rem ipsam. 

Prima caritas incipit a sdpso. 

Prima facie. 

Primum mobile. 

Primus in orbe deos fecit imor. 

— Statius, 
Primus inter omnes. 
Primus inter pares. 
Princeps obsoniorum. 
Principia, non homines. 

E^ndpibus placuisse viris non ultima 
laus est. — Horace, 

Principiis obsta. Scro medicina paratur 
Cum mala per longas convaluere 
moras. — Ovid, 

Prindpis est virtus maxima, nosse suos. 

— Martial. 

Priusquam incipias considito, et ubi 
consulueris, mature facto opus est. 

Privato consensu. 

Privatus illis census erat brevb, com- 
mune magnum. — Horace, 

Pro aris et fods. 

Probitas laudatur et alget. 

Probitas verus honor. 

Pro bono publico. 

Probum non pcenitet. 

Pro confesso. 

Procnl, O ! procul este, proianl 

Over-hasty counsels seldom prosper. 

( Milk the cow you have caught, what's 
tbe good o^ loilowlng the runaway ?) 
A bird in the hand is worth two in 
the bash. 

Better late than never. 

Years past and gone ; bygone days. 

(To hearken to evil conversation b the 
road to wickedness. ) Evil communi- 
cations corrupt good manners. 

(Charity begins ^^'ith oneself.^ Charity 
begins at home, but should not end 

At first sight ; on a first view, or con- 

In the first place. 

The primary motive, or mo\ing power. 

Fear was Uie first creator of gods in 
the world. 

The first among them all. 

Chief among equals. 

The prince of tit-bits. 

First prindples. 

Principles, not men. 

To please the great is not the smallest 
praise. — Creech, 

Meet the evil at the outset. Too late 
b medicine prepared when the nib- 
chief has become strong through long 

To know his own subjects is the chief 
duty of a ruler. 

(Before you begin consider, and when 
you have wdl considered, then act 
with promptitude.) Deliberate slowly, 
execute promptly. 

By one*s own consent. 

(Their private fortunes were but small, 
but the public wealth was great.) 
So great was the simplidty of life 
and true patriotbm among our an- 

For our altars and firesides; for God 
and country. 

Honestv is praised and freezes ; b left 
in cold and neglect. 

Honesty b true honour. 

For the public good. 

The honest man does not repent. 

As if conceded. 

Begone, begone, ye profane ones. 

Pro et con {for contta). 
Profanuin vulgns. 
Pro fonni. 

Fro hac vice. 
Proh pudor 
Projecete ai 


F(V and against. 

Tlie common people. 

For Ihe Mk« of fbnn ; u a n 

For this lum or occuion. 

For dumw! 

They prodigaUy threw their live* 

Pro libettate patriae. 
Pro loco ct tempore. 
Prononliatio eat rods et vultui est 
eestus moderatio cum veniutate. 


Pro patri^ 

Propositi tenaz. 

Propria domui omninm optima. 

Propria persona. 
Propria motu. 

Pro rege, lege, el grege. 
Pro re nala. 

Prosperiun ac felii scelus 
Virtus Tocatur ; soniibus parent btrai ; 
Jus est in annis, oppiimit leges timor. 

Pro lanlo. 
Pro tempore. 

Proiimus ardet Ucalegon. 

Proximus sed proximus bngo intervallo. 

Prudens futuri. 

Prudens futuri tetnporui exitum 

Calimosl aocte premit Deu&, 

Kidetque, si tnortaliii ultra 
Fas Irepidat. — Horace. 

Publico consiho. 

Publicum bonum private est pr^rcrcn- 

For the liberty of one 
For place and time. 

ive* awar. 

IntroductioD, preEue, prelude. 
For oar comitiy. 
Firm of purpose. 

(One's own house is the best of aQ.) 
Home is home, be it ever so homely. 
One's own individuality. 
On one's own motion; of one's own 

In proportion. 

For the king, the law, and the people. 
For a :<pecial emergency, or bu&iness. 
Successful crime is given the name of 

virtue ; honest folk become the 

slaves of villains ; nu^jht is right ; 

and fear silences the laws. 
For Kt much: to that extent. 
For the lime t>eing. 

(He came next.) Honourable mention. 
(Ucalegon's houtc, next door, is on 

lire,} When thy neighbour's house 

is on tiie, be careful of thine own.* 
Neil, but next at a great distance ; a 

bad second. 
Thoughtful of the future. 
The issue of the lime lo be 

Heaven wisely hides in blackest tught, 
And laughs, should man's anxiety 

Transgress the bounds of man s short 
sight. — Coning ton. 
By public consent. 
(The public good is lo be preferred to 

private advantage.) Pnvilege must 

yield to public interest. 




Pugnis et calcibus. 

Pul\is et umbra sumus. — Horace, 
Puris omnia pura. 

Puteus si hauriatur melior evadit. 

With fists and heels ; with all one's 

We are dust and shadows. 

(Unto the pure all things are pure.) 
£\il be to him who evil thinks. 

Drawn wells have sweetest water. 

Quadrupedante putrem sonitu quatit 
ungula campum — Virgil, 

Qua ducitis adsum. 

Quae amissa salva. 

Quae e longinquo magis placent. 

Quae fuerant vitia mores sunt. 

Quae regio in terris nostri non plena 
laboris ! 

Quaerenda pecunia primum, \irtus post 

Qusestio fit de legibus, non dc personis. 

Quae supra nos nihil ad nos. 

Quae uncis sunt unguibus ne nutrias. 

Qualis ab incepto. 

Qualis artifex pcreo. — Nero, 

Qualis rex talis grex. 

Quamdiu se bene gesserit. 

Quam multa injusta ac prava fiunt 

Quam parvft sapiential mundus regitur. 
Quam prope ad crimen sine crimine. 

And galloping with hea\y tread the 
charger shakes and pounds the arid 

Wherever you lead, I am with you. 

What was lost is safe. 

The further fetch'd, the more things 

What used to be vices are now common 

What region in the world is not full of 
our calamities. 

Money Is the first thing to be sought ; 
reputation is a secondary considera- 

i^Thc question is confined to the laws, 
and not to persons.) The law is 
impartial, considers the re^^ective 
claims, not the social position, of 

(The things above us are nothing to us.) 
We do not trouble about things 
beyond our comprehension. 

(Do not foster animals with hooked 
claws.) He that handles thorns shall 
prick his fingers. 

The same as from the beginning. 

What an artist dies in me.f 

(Like king, like people.) A good 
master makes a gooa servant. 

During his good behaviour. 

How many injustices and wrongs are 
enacted through custom. 

With how little wisdom is the world 
governed. J 

How near a man may approach to guilt 
without being guilty. 

* A CunoQS onomatopoeic line, the sound of the words imitating the noise made by a horse 
galloping over the ground. Similarly, Tennyson suggests the sound of the hoofs of the 
timer's horse in the line " But proputty proputty sticks, and proputty proputty graws." And 
Charles Kingsley in his Ballaaof Lorraine uses the words ** Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, 
Barum, Barum, Baree," for the same purpose. 

t The exclamation of the Emperor Nero shortly before his death. His love of music and 
ppetry were well known, but whether he possessed any great artistic skill is an open 

X The remark of the Swedish Chancellor, Ozenstiem, to his son. 


Qaara san>e finle temeie eveninnt qiue 

non audeas optare I 
Quandoqne bonns donnilBt Homerus. 
Quaodoqajdero occepto clBodcDda at 

janua damno. — ynutnai. 

Qnando uberior ritioniiii ei^HB ? Qoan- 


Quanqium rideotem dicere venun 
Quid vetal ? — Heratt. 
Qnanto quisque sffai pluia iteeaverit, 
A Deis plura feret. — Hornet. 

QuaDtum i renun tuipitudine abei, 
taalum te a Tcrbonim libntate 
sejunpis. — Cicero. 

Quaotuni est b rebus inane! 

Quanlura Ubet. 
Quantum meruit. 
Quantum mulatus ab itlo. 
Quanium sufficit. 
Quantum valeal. 

Quare impedit ? 

Quare, si <ieri potest, et verba omnia, e 
vol hujns alumnum urbis oleant ; u 
oratio Romana plane videatur, no 
civitate donata. — Quintilian. 

Quasi solstilialis herba, panlisper fui : 
Kepente exorius sum, repentmo occidi. 
Qnem di diJigunt adolcscens rooritnr. 
Quein ptenitet peccasse, paese est 

insocens. — Seneca. 
Quern vnlt perdere Jupiter piius 

Hov often do tbines yon dare not bope 

for happen hy mete ehance I 
Sometime* even good Homer nodb" 
{Since the door has to be ihnt afts tbe 
theft has been made.) Shntting the 
stable-door when tbe hone has Den 

When was there a greater abmidanM of 
vicei } When waa the sreedineM of 
avarice lo grnt? When hid gam- 
bling stich an altntction } 

When shall we find his like again ? 
And yet, what hinder* oa from telling 

the truth in a cbeeiful bihioQ ? 
Ttirf that do much themaelvea den;, 
ReceJTe a blesnng from the sky. 

We should be at careful of onr word* at 

ODT actions; and a* far fiom speaking 

a* from doing ill. 
(How much emptiness there is In the 

pursuits of man.) What trifles men 

As mnch as you please. 

As much as he deserved. 

How changed from what he once was. 

As much as is sufficient . 

(What it is worth.) Taken for asmnch 
as it is worth. 

Why does he stand in the way, or 
hinder ? 

If it can be done, let all youiwords and 
pronunciation be such as befits a 
native of this city ; so that your 
speech may seem lo be truly Roman, 
and not thai of a man wbo is merely 
Roman by adoption. 

(Bom in the fourth moon.) Bern 
under an unlucky star. 

As if ; in a manner. 

Brief was my life, as that of grass 
scorched by thu summer sun. Qmckly 
I grew, and just as quickly died. 

Whom the gods love dicsyoung.t 

He who repents is almost innocent. 

p of tbe Greek dial 




Qui amicus est amat, qui amat non 
utiqne amicus est. 

Qui aut tempus quid postulet non 
videt, aut plura loquitur, aut se 
ostentat, aut eorum quibuscum est 
rationem non habet, is ineptus esse 
dicitur.— Cicero, 

Qui capit illc facit. 

Quicquid agunt homines ncstri est 
fanago libelli. — yuvenal, 

Quicauid delirant reges, plectuntur 
Acnivi. — Horace, 

Quicquid excessit modum pendet in- 
staoili loco. — Seneca, 

Quicunque turpi fraude semel innotuit, 
etiamsi verum didt, amittit fidem. 

Quid setemis minorem. 
Consiliis animnm fatigas ? — Horace. 

Quidam aetemitati se commendari per 
statuas existimantes, eas ardenter 
affectant, quasi plus praemii ex fig- 
mentis aeneis sensu carentibus 
adepturi, quam ex conscientil honeste 
recteque lactorum. — MarceUinus. 

Quid brevi fortes jaculamur sevo multa. 

— Horace, 

Quid caeco cum speculo ? 

Quid crastina volverit aetas, 
Scire nefas homini.— 5/((z/i«j. 

Quid de quoque viro et cui dicas saepe 
caveto. — Horace, 

Quid dulcius hominum generi a naturA 
datum est quam sui cuique Hberi ? 

— Cicero, 

Qui dedit beneBcium taceat ; narret, 
qui accepit. — Seneca, 

Qui derelinquunt legem, laudant 

He who is a friend loves, but he who 
loves is not necessarily a friend. 

That man may be called impertinent 
who considers not the circumstances 
of time, or engrosses the conversa- 
tion, or makes himself the subject of 
his discourse, or pa3rs no regard to the 
company he is in. 

(He who applies it to himself is the 
doer of tne deed.) If the cap fits, 
put it on. 

(Whatever men do forms the miscel- 
laneous matter of my little book.) 
The wajrs of mankind is my theme. 

(Whatever mad freaks their rulers in- 
dulge in, it is the Grreeks themselves 
that suffer.) Kings call the tune, 
but their subjects pay the piper. 

Whatever has exceeded its proper 
bounds is in a state of instability. 

Whoever has once bec«me known for 
an act of base deceit, even when he 
speaks the truth, loses the credit 
of it. 

Why with thoughts too deep 
O'ertask a mind of mortal frame ? 

— Conington, 

Some persons, thinking that they can 
commend themselves to the Eternal 
One by erecting statues to Him, ear- 
nestly devote themselves to these, as 
if they were likely to obtain more re- 
ward from senseless idols of brass than 
from the consciousness of the righte- 
ous performance of honourable deeds. 

"WTiy do we, in our brief span of life, 
aim at achieving so much ? 

(What good is a mirror to a blind 
man ?) Blind men should judge no 

What to-morrow will bring forth it is 
not lawful for a man to know 

Have a care 
Of whom you talk, to whom, and what, 
and where. — Pooley, 

What is there in nature so dear to man 
as his own children ? 

The man who confers a kindness should 
be silent concemine it ; he who re- 
ceives it should proclaim it. 

They that forsake the law, praise the 

Quid leges sue moribns vuue prafi- 

Quid noD mortalla pecton cogii, 
Auii sacra fames ?— VirgiL 


(Wliat U deep bat the image of caU 

How wooderfol ii Death, 
Death and his brother Sleep. 

Where it the good of lam in ibe 
absence of morals P 

Qni docet, disdt. 

Quid pro quo. 

Quidquid iniiltis peccatDr imdii 

Quidqujd pnedpies, eito bievia. 
Quid rides ? 

Quid Rom* bciam }—yuvinat. 
Quid si ccelum mat. 

Quid «t rutuTum eras, fuge quscrere. 

Quid tantum iasano juvat iadulgcrc 

dolori ? 
Quid turpios est quam illudi .' 

Quid verbis opus est ? Spectemor 

agendo. — Ovid. 
Quid verum atque decens. 
Quid verum alque dectns euro el rogo, 

et omnisin hoc ?!wr.— Hornet. 

hold 1—Dryden. 
("What now?") One nirioni to 

know everything is a quidnunc, 
lit vho teaches others, leami himself. 
Tit for tat ; a mutual connderation. 
The guilt that is committed by many 

pases unpunished. 
When yon lay down a mlc, be short. 
Why do you laugh f 
What should I do St Rome 7 

Quid vov 

Quam sapere et fa 

sentiat.— /Taran. 
Qui e nuce nuclcum 

dulci nuliicula majus 

et fari ut possil qwe 

vult, frangat 

Qui bcit per alium fadt per se. 

Qui fit, Mteoena^, ut nemo, quam silH 
Seo ratio dederit, sen fors objecerit, 

Avoid inquiring what is going lo happen 

What docs it avail you lo give way so 
much to unreasonable grief ? 

What is more shameful than lo be 
made a fool of ? 

Wliat need is there of words? Let us 
be proved by our actions. 

Wliflt is true and honourable. 

What right, what true, what fit we 
justly call. 

Let this be all my care — for this is all. 

What greater blessing could a woman 
ask for her nurseUng than that he 
should have wisdom and liberty to 
declare his opinions. 

He that would eat the kernel, must 
crack the nut. 

To let sleeping dogs lie. 

(What a man does through another, he 
does through himself.) He is legally 
responsible for his agent. 

How comes it, Mzcenas, that nobody 
lives contented with that lot which 
cither his own choice has given him, 
or chance has Imiught, but praises 
the condition of those engaged in 
different pursuits ? 




Qui fugit molam farinam non invenit. 

Qui invidet minor est. 

Qui jacet in terrd non habet unde cadat. 

Qui male agit odit lucem. 
Quinctili Vare, legiones redde. 
Qui nescit dissimulare nescit vivere. 

Qui non est hodie eras minus aptus exit. 

Qui non libere veritatem pronundat, 
proditor est veritatis. 

Qui non proficit, deficit. 

Qui non vetat peccare cum possit, 

Qui non vult Beri desidiosus, amet. 


Qui pergit ea quae vult dicere, ea quae 
non vult audiet. — Terence, 

Qui per virtutem peritat, non intent. 

— Plautus, 
Qnis custodiet ipsos custodes ? 

— yuvenal, 
Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus 
Tarn cari capitis ? — Horace, 

Qui semel est laesus fallaci piscis ab 

Qui sentit commodum, sentire debet et 

Quis fallere possit amantem ? 

Qui spe alunttu-, pendent non vivunt. 

Quis talia fando 
Temperet a lacrimis ? — Virgil, 

Qui sui memores alios fecere merendo. 


(He who flies from the mill does not 
get any meal.) Laziness travels so 
slowly that poverty soon overtakes 

He who envies is the inferior. 

(He who lies on the ground has no place 
from which to fall.)* 

He that does evil hates the light. 

Varus, give me back my legions. f 

He who knows not how to dissemble 
knows not how to live. 

He that is not fit to-day will be less fit 

He who does not speak the truth is a 
traitor to the truth. 

He who does not advance, goes back- 

He that does not forbid wrongdoing, 
when it is in his power, orders it. 

Let him who does not wish to become 
indolent fall in love. 

A period of five years. 

(He who insists on saying what he 
pleases, will hear that which does not 
please him.) He that speaks lavishly 
shall hear as knavishly. 

The man who dies_fQr_yirtue^s sake, 
does not really perish. 

Who shall guard the guards themselves ? 

(What shame can there be or what limit 

in otu- affection for one so dear ?) 
Why blush to let our tears unmeasured 

For one so dear ?- Conington. 

The fish shuns the bait when the hook 
has once touched him.) A burnt 
child dreads the fire. 

He who feels the advantage ought to 
feel the burden as well. 

Who can deceive a lover ? 

(Those who feed on hope, exist in sus- 
pense, they do not hve.) Hope de- 
ferred maketh the heart sick. 

Who can relate such woes without a 

Men who by their merits have caused 
others to cherish their memory. 

* The reply of Charles I. in bit captivity, to the man who had told him that the Parliament 
wereplotting against his life. 

'*' Tbis was the constant lament, according to Suetonius, of the Emperor Augustus after a 
Roman army under Varus had been annihilated by the Germans, led by the heroic Arminius. 

Qui leiret, plot ipse tinet. 

Qui timide rogit, docet aegut. 
Qui transtidit, nutinet. 

He who awa othoi, ii 

He irtio Hk» timidly cmut* a nfiual. 
He iriio broo^t tu Utheritill preacTTes 

Qui vulc dedpt decquatnr. 

Quoad hoc. 


Quocunque roodo. 

Quod avntat Dew. 

Qaod cibux e«t alii*, aliii ett 

Let him that wlihci to be deceived be 

Aa t^atdi >^f* particular matta. 
With what mind or intention f 
Iniriiataoever manna'. 
WUch majr God avert. 
(What ia food for aoue ia poiwn to 

othen.) One man'a iiie«t u another 

Quod dto acqniritur, dto petit. 

Qood decel honeMnm cat, et quod bon- 

estum decet. — Cktro, 
Quod defertuT non anTertur. 

Quod crat demon atrandnni (Q.E.D.). 

Quod eiat faciendum (Q.E.F,). 

Quod est in corde lobrii est in ore ebrii. 

Quod est violentum, non est durabtle. 


Quod licet ingraium, i|U(>d non licei 
acriusurit.— Opi'rf. 

Quod potui perfeci. 

Quod quisque fecit, paiilur : 

Repetit, suoque premitur exempio no- 
Quod satis est, cui contingit, nihil am- 

plius optet. — Horact. 
Quod si in hoc erro, quod animoK honu- 
num immortales essecrcdam, libenler 
erro : nee mihi hunc errorem, quo 
detector, dum vivo, cxiorqueri volo. 

Quod sun feret, fercmas lequo animo. 

What ia becoming ia hononmble, and 
what ia honotttable ii becomfaig, 

(Tliat which ii defared i* not tdin- 
qnisbed.) Omittance is no quittance. 

Which was lo be proved. 

Which was lo be done. 

(What a man keeps in his liearf when 

»ol>er, he has on li[s lips when he is 

drunk.) Drunkards have a fool's 

(What is violent ia not lasting.) Ei- 

tiemes seldom last long. 
Any thing whatever. 
What we may do we do not care for, 

and what we may not do attracts ns 

The moral sense forbids a man to do 
some things, even when there is no 
law against them. 

I did wlut I could. 

Every man sulTers for his actions : crime 
tracks out its author, and the guilty 
man is hounded down by his own 

Lei the man who has enough for his 
wants, desare nothing more. 

But if I am mistaken in this belief, that 
the souls of men are immortal, I am 
happy in my error : nor, while I live, 
shall it be piKsible for anyone to root 
out this opinion from me, as I derive 
much pleasure from it . 

Whatever chance shall bring, we shall 
bear with a catm and firm mind. 




Quod tegitur, majus creditur esse ma- 
him. — Martial, 

Qnod vide (^.v.). 

Quo faU vocant. 

Quo jure? 

Quo me cunque vocat patria. 

Quo mihi fortunam, si non conceditur 
uti ? — Horace, 


Quondam vicimus his annis. 

Quo pacto ? 

Quorum pars magna fuL 

Quos amor verus tenuit, tenebit. — 


Quos Deus vult perderepriusdementat. 


Quot homines, tot sententiae. — Terence, 

Quot servi, tot hostes. 

Quousque tandem abutere patientia 
nostra } — Cicero, 

Quo warranto ? 

If you try to conceal a defect, it is sure 

to be exaggerated by others. 
Which see. 

Whither destiny calls me. 
By what right ? 
Wherever my country calls me. 

What use is fortune to me, if I am not 
allowed to enjoy it ? 

Formerly ; former. 

We were once victorious with these 

How ? By what means ? 

(Of whom.) A sufficient number to 
form a legal meeting. 

In which I bore a great part. 

He who has once been held by the 
chains of true love, will never be free. 

Those whom God wishes to destroy He 
first deprives of their senses. 

Share, proportion. 

So many men, so many minds. 

So many servants, so many enemies. 

How long, pray, will you abuse our 
patience ? 

By what authority? 

Radit usque ad cutem. 

Kara avis in terris nigroque 5gnii11ima 
cycno. — yuvenal. 

Rara fides probitasque \iris qui castra 

Raram facit misturam cum sapientiS 

forma. — Petronius Arbiter, 

Ran nantes. 

Raro antecedentem scelestum 
Deseruit pedePoenadaudo.— i7(if«r^. 

Rams sermo illis, et magna libido ta- 
cendi. — Juvenal. 

Ratio et consilium propriae ducis artes. 


Rebus angustis animosus atque 
Fortis appare ; sapienter idem 
Contrahes vento nimium secundo 
Turgida vela. — Horace, 

(He shaves close to the skin.) He is a 
near man, he always wants his pound 
of flesh. 

liyi-A a Klaf [r Quran A stningc prodlgy,* 
an unusual event. 

Grood faith and probity are rare among 
such as follow camps. 

Wisdom and beauty are rarely united 

in the same person. 
Swinmiing one here another there. 

Justice, though she halts, has seldom 
failed to catch the man she pursues 

They speak but seldom, and have a 
wondrous love of silence. 

Reason and deliberation are the proper 
qualities of a general. 

A statement of reasons ; an exposition 
of the principles of a subject. 

Be brave in trouble ; meet distress 
With dauntless front ; but when the 

Too prosperous blows, l)c wise no less. 
And shorten sail. — Coninj^ton, 




Rebus in angustis facile est contemnere 
Fortiter ille fiidt, qui miier 
potest. — Martial, 

Rebus parvis alia pnestatnr qnies. 

Dulcc mihi furere est Bxaico.—M^ruci, 

Recrastinari seges matura non debet. 

Recte et suaviter. 
Rectus in curi&. 

Redintegratio amoris. 

Redire nescit cum periit pudor^Seneca. 


Redolet lucernam. 

Reductio ad absurdum. 


Regia, crede mihi, res est succurrere 
lapsis. — Ovid. 

Regium donum. 

Regum timendonim in proprios greges, 
Reges in ipsos imperium est Jovis. 

— Horace, 
Re infect^. 
Relict^ non bene parmuM. — Horace, 

Religio lod. 

Rem acu tetigisti. 

Rem, facias rem ; 
Si possis recte, si non, quocunque modo 
rem. — Horace, 

Remis velisquc. 

Renovato nomine. 

* Horace confesset that be ran away at 
wards Augtutus Caesar) and Antony defeated 

In admaty it is easy for a imaa to de- 
fuse fife, but the tiuhr bimve man is 
be %Hio can endine to oe ndsenble. 

(To hnmbk folk deep and qniet sleq>is 

Come, sleep ; O Sleep ! the certain knot 

of peace, 
The bidting-plaoe of wit, the bahn of 

The poor man*s wealth, the prisoner's 

Th' indifferent jndffe between the high 
and low. — Str P, Stdmiy, 

It is pleasant to make meny when a 
fiiend has been restored to as. 

(A lipe crop most not wait for to-nuM> 
row.) I>o not put off'mitil to-mor- 
row what yon can do to-day. 

Justly and mildly. 

Upright in the comt ; a fitigant with 

The renewal of love. 

Modesty once gone never returns. 

Restored to life; resuscitated. 

It smells of the lamp ; it is a laboured 

Reducing an argument to an absurdity. 
Badges, marks, or ensigns of royalty. 
It is a kingly task, believe me, to help 

the afliicted. 

A royal gift. 

0*er men kings hold miquestioned sway, 

But Jupiter e*en kings obey. 

Without accomplishing one's object. 

(Having left my little shield behind.) 
Having ingloriously run away.* 

(The religion of the place.) The feel- 
ing produced by the sacred or solemn 
associations of a locality. 

(You have touched the thing with a 
needle.) You have hit the right naU 
on the nead. 

Get money, get money ; honestly if you 
can, if not, by any means get money. 

(With oars and sails.) 

and main. 
By a revived name. 

With might 

the battle of Philippi, where Octavius (aiter< 
Brutus and Cassius. 




Re opitulandum non verbis. 

Repente dives nemo factus est bonus. 

— Fublius Syrus, 
Reperit Deus nocentem. 


Requiescat in pace (R.I.P.). 

Rerum primordia. 

Res angusta domi. 

Res est ingeniosa dare. — Ovid, 

Res est sacra miser. 

Res est solliciti plena timoris amor. 

Res in cardine est. 

Res judicata. 

Rcspice finem. 


Retinens vestigia famae. 

Revocare gradum. 

Rex est, qui metuit nihil 

Rex est, qui cupiet nihil.-— 5^»^fa. 

Rex regnat sed non gubemat. 

Ridentem dicere verum quid vetat ? 

— Horace, 

Ride si sapis. — Martial, 

Ridiculum acri 
Fortius ac melius magnas plerumque 
secat res. — Horace, 

Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est. 

— Catullus, 
Risum teneatis ? 

Ruat coelum. 

Rudis indigestaque moles. 

Rus in urbe. 

We should help others by deeds, not 

No eood man ever became suddenly 

(God finds out the guilty man.) God 
stays long, but str^es at last. 

(Rest.) A hymn entreating rest for 
the dead. 

May he (or she) rest in peace. 

The first elements of things. 

Narrow circumstances at home. 

(Giving is a noble act.) It is better to 

give than to receive. 
A person in distress is a sacred object. 

L ove is a constant source of fear and 
anxiet y. 

(The matter is on the hinge.) The 
affair is hanging in the baJance. 

(A decided case.) A case or point on 
which judgment has been pronounced. 

(Look tathe end.) Look before yon leap. 

I shall rise again. 

Maintaining the traces of fame. 

To recall (retrace) one's steps. 

The man who neither fears nor desires 
anything is truly a king. 

(The king reigns but does not govern.) 
In limited monarchies kings are only 

(What hinders one from laughing and 
speaking the truth ?) One may speak 
the truth without pulling a long face. 

(Laugh, if you are wise.) Mirth and 
motion prolong life. 

Ridicule often decides important mat- 
ters more effectually ana beUer than 

Nothing so foolish as the laugh of fools. 

Can you forbear to laugh ? 

A raised platform to speak from; 

Though the heavens fall. 

(A rough and confused mass.) A state 
of chaos. 

The country in town; a house which 
combines the pleasures of both. 

* The rostra was the pulpit or pUtfonn in the Forum, firom which those who wished to 
address the popular asseoiDlies spoke. It derived its name firom the mirat or ships' beaks, 
which the Romans had capturea at the battle of Antium. The form rostrum in this sense it 

Tbm pttmmt wdls SU Iht rbm Bow 

m roOf^ fcr «f« nd ever- 

ra Din tpirim* tedet, nuionai 
imqne Dostronmi otMemtOT ct 

Stepc est sub 
Saepe interennt alik 

Sktu inter fc cooveiut onis. 

Snras tranqniSiu in Dndii. 

Sil Atticum. 

Salui popoli snpiema est lex. 

Salvm fitc npoam, O Dominc. 
Salve I 
Salvo jmt. 

Salvo podote. 
Sancte et m 

Sanctum sanctomin. 
Sanitaa umitatmn, am 

Sapere aode. 


Sapiens ipse fingiC fortUDom sibi. 

c enidilionem stulti speT> 

Sapientiam » 
Sapientia priini ei 

A holr qMt dwdb wtthia u, AMt 
pratcctt ni and note! all that b Bood 

: stultitii u 

rwnj i n a h faaa again and t^U^ if joq 
pvopOBQ to vine aujuluf wditb 
(Oftoi it ii bettor lo go fagr a nwMd- 
aboHt wajr than br the atid^ nad.) 
Short cut! aic often the iMgeatv^ 

(I fivqoentfy regnet that I faMC a]>aked, 
bnt never that I have been aleat.) 
Speech is nlver, silence is golden- 
Even sav^e bean agree among Ihem- 

Calm amidst the angiy waves. 

Attic salt; wit. 

The welfare of the people is the liighest 

GodMve the Queen. 

Hail! Welcome. 

Saving the light : if the king's rights 

be not intei&red with. 
Without oAenee to modesty. 
Religiously and wisely. 
A holy (place) ; a private cabinet. 
Hoty of holies. 
(Heal1horhealths,3U is health.) After 

" vanity of vaoities, aU is vanity." 

The chief concern is health. 
Dare to be wise. 

The wise man will govern the stars. 
The wise man Cishions his fortune for 

Fools despise wisdom and in 

o wisdom is to be free 




Sartor resartus. 

Sat dto, si sat bene. 


Satis acdpere. 

Satis divitiarum est, nil amplius velle. 

— Quintilian. 

Satb eloquentiae, sapientiae panim. 

Satis quod sufficit. 

Satis, superque. 
Satis veibomm. 

Sat pulchra si sat bona. 

Satnmo rege. 

Saudus ejurat pugnam gladiator, et idem 
Immemor antiqnivumeris arma capit. 


Saxum volutum non obducitur musco. 

Scandalum magnatum (Scan. Mag.). 

Scdere velandum est scelus. — Seneca, 





Scire facias. 

Scire quid valeant humeri, quid ferrc 

Scire tuum nihil est, nisi te scire hoc 
sciat alter. — Persius. 

Scire ubi ali^uid invenire possis, ea de- 
mum maxima pars eruditionis est. 

Scribendi recte sapere est et principium 
et fons. — Horace, 

Scribere jussit amor. — Ovid. 

Scribimus indocti doctique poemata 
passim. — Horace, 

Secundum artem. 

Secundum formam statuti. 

The tailor mended. 
Soon enough if but well enough. 
I have enough ; I am content. 
To take security, or bail. 
Contentment is riches enough. 

Sufficient eloquence, but little wisdom. 
(What suffices satisfies.) Enough is as 

good as a feast. 
Enough, and more than enough. 

Enough of words; you need say no 

(Fair enough if good enough.) Hand- 
some is who handsome does. 

In the reign of Saturn ; in the golden 

The wounded eladiator forswears fight- 
ing, and then forgets his former 
wound and grasps his weapons again. 

A rolling stone gathers no moss. 
Scandal or slander of great personages. 
One crime must be concealed by 

Annotation; gloss. 


That is to say ; to wit. 

A spark. 

"Cause it to be known '* ; a writ. 

(To know how strong the shoulders are 
and what they refuse to cany.) To 
know one's strength and one s weak- 

Your knowledge is nothing unless 
others know that you possess it. 

To know where you can find anything 
is the most important part of educa- 

(Knowledge is the basis and source of 
clever writing.) Sound judgment is 
the ground of writing well. 

— Roscommon, 


(AlTofus everywhere, both taught and 

untaught, write poetry.) 
Those who cannot write and those who 

All rhyme, and scrawl, and scribble, to 

a man. — Pope. 

According to art ; according to estab- 
lished usage. 

According to the form of the statute. 




Secundum natunun. 
Securius divites erimiis, li sdveiiimii 
quam non sit gimve panperem esse. 

Secunis et ebrins. 
Securus judical orfais. 

Securus judical oibb tflfnu1lm» bonos 
non esse qui se dividant tA> oibe 
terrarum in quacmiqiie pute tetfaiuin. 

— Si. AugmsHm, 

Se defendendo. 

Sedibus in patriis det mihi posse moii 


Sed mihi vel tdlns optem piius imi 

Vel pater omnipotens adigat me fblmlne 

aa umbras, 
Pallentes umbras Erebi noctemque pro- 

Ante, pudor, quam te violeiii ant toa 

jura resolvam. 
Ille meos, primos qui me sibi junzit, 

Abstulit : ille habeat secum, servetque 

sepulchro. — Virgil, 

Sed tu simul obligasti 
Perfidum votis caput enitesds 
Pulchrior multo. — Horace, 

Segnius irritant animum demissa per 

Quam quae sunt oculis subjecta fideli- 

bus. — Horace, 

Semel et simul. 

Semel insanivimus omnes. 

Semper ad eventum festinat et in 
medias res auditorem rapit. — Horace, 

Semper avarus eget. 

Semper bonus homo tiro est. — Martial, 

Semper ego auditor tantum.^ nun- 

quamne reponam, 
Vexatus toties rauci Theseide Codri ? 

— Jteuenal, 

Aoooidiiig to nalnie* 

We can enjoy wealtiiidthksi affidely if 
we ]iave Kwnt that poverty is not a 
neavy bnrae&« 

Dnmk and fiee firon caie. 

Ukitraid)led the woiid passes its Jndg* 

The cahn judgment of Uie WQiid is that 
those men cannot be good iHio, in 
amrpail of the woild, cot dievsehres 
Oh ftom the lest of the woiid* 

In sdUMefisnce. 

Godpat that I may die in my own 

Bot fint let yawning eaitii a passage 

And let me thio* the daik abyss de- 

First let aven^ng Jove, with flames 

from njuni. 

Drive down this body to tlie nether s]qr» 
Condemn'd witii gliosts in endless 

night to lie ; 
Before I break the plighted faith I 

No : he who had my vows shall ever 

have ; 
For whom I loved on earth, I worship 

in the grave. — Dryden. 

But thou 
When once thou hast broke some 

tender vow, 
All perjured dost more charming grow ! 
The information that we receive through 

the ears, makes less impression than 

what our eyes behold. 

At once and together. 

(We have all once been mad.) The 
wisest and best are not immaculate. 

He always hastens towards the critical 
part and hurries his listener to the 
middle of the subject in hand. 

The miser is ever in want. 

A good man is always a novice in the 
ways of the world. 

Am I always to be a listener only.^ 
Shall I never answer back when I 
have been plagued by listening so 
often to Codrus, gettmg hoarse by 
droning out his Theseid ? * 

* The often-quoted opening lines of Juvenal's Satires, 




Semper felix. 

Semper fidelis. 

Semper idem {fern, eadem). 

Semper paratus. 

Semperque recentes 
Convectare juvat praedas, et \ivere rapto. 

— Virgil. 

Semper, ubique, et ab omnibus. 

Semper vivit in armis. 
Senatos consultum. 

Senatus Populusqae Romanus 

Senectns insanabilis morbus est. 

— Seneca, 

Senem juventus pigra mendicum creat. 

Seniores priores. 

Senioribus gravis est inveterati moris 
mutatio. — Quintus Curtius, 

Sentio te sedem hominum ac domum 
contemplarique si tibi parva (ut est) 
ita videtur, haec coelestia semper 
spectato ; ilia humana contemnito. 

— Cicero, 

Separatio a mensa et toro. 


Sequens mirabitur aetas. 

Sequiturque patrem non passibus aequis. 

Sequitur superbos ultor a tergo Deus. 

Sequor non inferior. 

Sera in fundo parcimonia. — Seneca, 

Se rebus aliorum immiscere. 


Sermo animi est imago. 

Sero sapiunt Phryges. 
Sen>, sed serie. 

Always happy. 

Always faithM. 

Always the same. 

Alwajrs ready. 

A plundering race, still eager to invade. 
On spoil they live, and m^e of theft a 

(Always, everywhere, and by everybody.) 
Views which have been universally 
held by all mankind in all times. 

He ever lives in arms. 

A decree of the (Roman) Senate. 

The Senate and the Roman People. 

Old age is an incurable disease. 

(Youth passed in idleness produces an 
old age of beggary.) A young man 
idle, an old man needy. 

(The older ones first.) Give precedence 
to age. 

(A change of confirmed habits is se- 
verely felt by aged persons.) Use is 
second nature. 

I perceive you contemplate the seat and 
habitation of men ; which if it appears 
as little to you as it really is, fix your 
eyes perpetually upon heavenly ob- 
jects, and despise earthly. 

Separation from bed and board. 

A consequence or result. 

Posterity will admire. 

(He follows his father, but not with 
equal paces.) He is not equal in 
ability to his father. 

(The avenging God closely pursues the 
proud.) He hath put down the 
mighty from their seat. 

I follow, but am not inferior. 

(Economy is useless when all is spent.) 
To lock the door after the horse is 

(To meddle with other people's busi- 
ness.) To have a finger in every pie. 

In regular order. 

(Speech is the picture of the mind.) 
Judge a man's character by his con- 

(The Phrygians are wise too late.) They 
are wise after the event. 

Late, but seriously. 




Sero venientilms ossa. 

Serum est cavendi tempOB la inediiB 
malls. — Seneea. 

Servabo fidem. 

Servare modum. 

Scrvetur ad iofnitti 
Qualis ab incspto pvocenerit, et m 
constet. — Horace, 

Sesquipedalia yttbtu 

Si ad honestatem iiad smniis, ea ant 
sola expetenda est, ant oerte omai 
pondere gravior est habcnda qvam 
reliqua omnia. — Ciuro, 

Sibi non cavere, et atiis oonsOmm due 
Stultum est. — Phadrus, 


Si cadere necesse est, occamndnm dis* 
crimini. — TacUus. 

Sic itur ad astra. 

Sic jubeo. 

Sic me servavit Apollo. — Horace, 

Sic passim. 

Sic totidem verbis. 

Sic transit gloria mundi. 

Sicut ante. 

Sic utere tuo nt alienum non Isedas. 

Sicnt in stagno generantur vermes, sic 
in otioso malse cogitationes. 

Sicut mos est nobis. 

Sic vita erat : facile omnes perferre ac 

Cum quibus erat cunqne una, his sese 

f^rum obsequi studiis, advorsus nemini ; 
Nuuquam praeponens se aliis : Ita fadl- 

Sine invidiA invenias laxidtm,— Terence. 

Sic vive cum hominibus, tanquam Deus 
videat ; sic lo<quere cum Deo, tanquam 
homines audiant. — Seneca, 

Sic volo, sic jubeo. 

(Tbe bones fiar tlioae vtho come late.) 
First come fitst aefved. 

Caatiaii time Is over idMii onelsiatlie 

midst of emb. 
I wi& Iseep fidtli. 
To keep witUn bottids. 

(Keep one c onsls te a t plan fipom end to 
end.) A Btenuy oompositioa wjaSL 
to be consistent maim and ieseention. 

Words a fix)t and a half long. 

If we be made te bonesty, eldicr it H 
solel3r to be strand orceftab^tobe 
fstimatiwi mndi move bi|^ tnaa all 

' other things. 

It is a fool's part to nea^ one's own 
affiilis, and to give advice toothers. 

So; thitt. 

Qim must fidl, let ns boUHy fi^e the 
danger.) **Hdwc&a a man die better 
than fiidng feaifol odds ?'* 

Sadi is the way to the stars; toiaunor- 

So I order. 

Thus Apollo preserved me.* 

So everywhere ; in different parts of the 

So in as many words. 

So passes away the glory of the world. 

As before. 

Exercise your rights in such a manner 
as not to injure another man*s 

Asjyorms ayg ggp«-ft»^ »" a p^nl of 
Stagnant water, so evil thou ghts 
spnng up m t he mind oi an idl e man . 

As is my custom. 

His manner of life was this: to bear 
with everybody's humours ; to com- 
ply with the inclinations and pursuits 
of those he conversed with ; to con- 
tradict nobody; never to assume a 
superiority over others. This is the 
ready way to gain applause without 
exciting envy. 

Live among men as if the eye of Grod 
was upon you; pray to &od as if 
men were hstening to you. 

So I wish, so I command. 

* So Horace expreMes his gratitude to the god Apollo, the protecting deitv of poett, wheo 
bo escaped from tne clutches of a talluttive bcve. The expression is now used proverbially to 
indicate a timely release from any awkward predicament. 




Sic vos non vobis. 

Sic vos non vobis nidificatis avcs. 
Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis oves. 
Sic vos non vobis mellificatis apes. 
Sic vos non vobis fertis aratra boves. 

Si Deus nobiscum, quis contra nos ? 

Si fortimajuvat. 

Si fractus illabator orbis 

Impavidum ferient ruinae. — Horace, 

SOent leges inter arma. 

Si leonina pellis non satis est, assuenda 

Simia simia est, etiamsi aurea gestet 

Similia similibus curantor. 

Similis simili gaudet. 

Si monumentum requiris, circumspice. 

Simplex munditiis. 

Sine amore jocisque nil est jucundam. 

Sine Cerere et Libero friget Venus. 

Sine cruce, sine luce. 
Sine die. 

Sine dubio. 

Sine ictu. 

Sine invidii. 

Sine joco. 

Sine odio. 

Sine omni periculo. 

(Thus yon labour, but not for your- 
selves.) You do the work, and 
another gets the credit. 

Thus you, birds, build nests, but not for 
your own advantage, and also the 
sheep grow wool, the bees make 
honey, and the oxen support the 
ploughs ; but none of them gain 
profit -by their toil.* 

If God be with us, who shall be against 

If fortune favours. 

If the world were to crumble into 
atoms, the ruins would strike him 
(the man of firm purpose) undis- 

The laws are silent in the midst of 

(I f the lion's skin is not enough, sew 
t he fox's to it.) S>upplemeni sirengih 
by astuteness. 

(Like is cured by like.) The basis of 
the homoeopathic system of medi- 

(Like delights in like.) Birds of a 

If you seek a monument, look 

Simple in thy elegance; plain in thy 

Without Love and Mirth there is no 

(Without-CQEn. and wine love ^grows 
cold,) When poverty comes in at tEe 
door, love flies out at the window. 

Without the cross, without light. 

(Without a day appointed.) An ad- 
joiumment for an mdefinite period. 

Without doubt. 

Without a blow. 

Without envy ; without ill-will. 

Without jesting*; seriously. 

Without hatred. 

Without any danger. 


* Virgil, when Bathyllns, a rival, had wrongly claimed a couplet in honour of Auguttni, 
which had been found written on the palace door^ wrote on the same door " Hat ego versicuha 
fecit ^M alter konores*' and four incomplete lines, beginning Sic vos, non vobis. Bathyllns 
was asLed to complete these lines, but failed to do so, wnen Virgil came forward* supplied the 
remainder, and vindicated his claim to the first couplet as well. 




Sine pennit tdiie hand fiKfle eit. 


Sine quSk non. 

Singula de nobis anni pnedantnr eiintes. 

— Horaa, 

Si non possis qnod veils, veils id quod 

Sint Msecenates, non deenmt, Flaoce, 
Marones. — Martial, 

Si Pergama deitiA defend! posaeiit. 

Si quid novisti lectins istfs, 
Candidus imperti; si non, his ntere 
mccum. — Aaraa. 

Si quis piomm manibos locos, si, ot 
sapientibus placet, non cnm oocpore 
extinguuntur magnse aninue, pladde 
quiescas, nosque domnm tuam ab 
infinno desiderio et muliebribus la- 
mentis ad contemplationem virtutum 
tuarum voces, quas neque lugeri 
neque plangi fas est. — Tacitus. 

Si, quoties homines peccant, sua ful- 
mina mittat 
Jupiter, exiguo tempore inermis erit. 


Siste viator. 

Sit sine labe decus. 
Sit tibi terra levis. 
Si vales, bene est. 

Si vis me flere, dolendum est 
Primum ipwi tibi. — Horace, 
Si vis pacem, para bellum. 

Si vivere perseverarent. 

r* J* ^Hli ^ to fly ^|[jg T^ ^t^**n ) 
^He would JBttn fly^ tmt 110 wanta fea- 

(Without which it cannot be done.) 
An indiqpeniabfe conditiQiu 

The advancing vears xob na of onr 
pleasQicSy one hy one. 

(If yon can't do idiat yem wkh, wiih 
to do what yon can.) Cot you coot 
according to your doth. 

Pktyvided there are patrons likeMnoe- 
nas, Flaocns, there win not be want- 
ing poeta like "^Higil.* 

(If Troy conld have been saved fay 
might.) Eveiything posnble has 
beoi attempted to save the aitnation. 

If von know anything better than these 
ideas of mine, impart them (nmUy; 
if not, nse these as I do. 

If there is any place where the spirits of 
the righteous dwdl, !( aaphOoaophen 
are disposed to think, sools of the great 
and good do not perish when their 
bodies die, mayst tnou rest in peace, 
and call us, thy family, from indulg- 
ing in vain regrets and womanish 
tears to the contemplation of thy 
virtues. These, at least, we have no 
right to bewail and deplore.f 

If Jupiter were to hurl a thunderbolt 
for every sin that men commit, very 
soon he would have none to throw. 

(Stop, traveller.) A common inscrip- 
tion on a tombstone. 

Let honour be stainless. 
May the earth lie lightly on thee. 
If you are in good health, it is well. 
If you wish me to weep, you must first 
display grief yourself. 

(If you desire to maintain peace, be 
prepared for war.) Strong arma- 
ments are the best security for peace. 

If they were to persist in living. 

* liiaecenas, the neat minister and adviser of Augustus Caesar^ was the most liberal patron 
of literary men. He used their skill to glorify the Roman Empire, and to make the rule of 
the newly-established monarchical system more popular among the Romans. 

i The valedictory words of Tacitus to his father-in-law Agricola, whose administration of 
Britain made a considerable part of that island to be one of the oest-ordered parts of the Roman 
dominions. The view of Tacitus and Seneca with respect to a future life were considerably in 
advance of those held in the century before, during the latter days of the Renublic. At the 
tame time it must not be supposed that Tacitus was in any way affected by the teachings of 
Christianity, for when he alludes to the spread of Christian doctrines during the first centurv 
A.D., bespeaks of t^e new faith with abhorrence, regardJni; it as a " pernicious superstition." 




Si volet usus 
Quem penes arbitrium est, et jus, et 
norma loquendi. — Horace, 

Socrates quidem cum rogaretur cujatem 
se ipse diceret, mundanum inquit ; 
totius enim mundi se incolam et 
ctvem arbitrabatur.— Cicero, 

Sola juvat virtus. 

Sola nobilitas virtus. 

Solent mendaces luere poenas malefici. 

— Phcsdrus. 
Soles occidere et redire possunt : 
Nobis cum semel occidit brevis lux, 
Nox est perpetua una dormienda. 

— Catullus. 
Soli lumen mutuari. 

Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant. 

— Tacitus, 

Solus et caelebs. 

Solventur risu tabulae ; tu missus abibis. 

— Horace, 

Solvitur ambulando. 

Solvitur risu. 

Somno et inertibus horis 
Ducere soUicitac jucunda oblivia vitae. 

— Horace. 

Son* tua mortalis, non est mortale quod 
optas. — Ovid, 

Spargere voces in vulgum ambiguas. 

Spatio brevi 
Spem longam reseces : dum loquimur, 

fugerit invida 
^tas: carpe diem, quam minimum 

credula postero. — Horace, 

Spectemur agendo. 

Spem pretio nou emam. — Terence. 

Sperandum est. 
Sperat infestis. 
Spero meliera. 

If usage so wills it, which is the arbiter, 
the law and rule of speech. 

(Socrates, when asked of what country 
he called himself, answered, of the 
world ; for he considered himself an 
inhabitant and citizen of the whole 
world.) The world is my parish. 

— Wesley, 

Virtue alone assists me. 

Virtue alone is true nobility. 

Liars have generally to suffer for their 

Suns that set may rise again ; 
But if once we lose this light, 
'Tis with us perpetual night. 

— Ben yonson. 

(To lend light to the sun.) To carry 
coals to Newcastle. 

(They make a solitude and call it peace.) 
They remove rebellion by puttmg the 
rebels to the sword. 

A lone bachelor. 

Oh, then a laugh will cut the matter 

short : 
The case breaks down, defendant leaves 

the court.— Conington. 
The question is resolved by action. 
The question is settled by a laugh. 
To taste sweet forgetfulness of the 

anxieties of life in sleep and hours of 

(Thou art mortal in thy destiny, but 

thy aims are those of a god.) Men, 

though doomed to perish, aspire to 

the imperishable. 

To scatter among the people words 
bearing a double meaning. 

Thy lengthenM hopes with prudence 

Proportion'd to the flying hour ; 
While thus we talk in careless ease, 
The envious moments wing their flight ; 
Instant the fleeting pleasure seize, 
Nor trust to-morTow*s doubtful light. 

— Francis, 

Let us be known by our actions. 
(I will not give money for hopes only.) 
I will not buy a pig in a poke. 

Hope on. 

He hopes in adversity. 

I hope for better things. 


114 S 

Spnbdt, ntividcatcum tenai nndiqtM 

NiutVigiu in mediu bncbi* jactet 

Stepe aliqaem lollen medkonui) cm 


Nee ipei hnic veni defidente cadit ; 

Caicere dicuntoi cUmi ipenra ulnteni ; 

Atque aliquH pendent in crncc voU 


Spes Eregii. 

Spes mea ChiiltDl. 

Spes protracU Bgnim efficit uumma. 

Spe* tatissinu ckIu. 

Splendide memUi. 

Sponte aui. 

SpretK inJDiia fomue, 

Slans pede in una. 

Star« super antiquas viaii, et viderc 

qiuenam sit via recta el bona, e( 

ambulare in e&. 
Stat magni nominis tunbra. 

Stat pro ralione voluntas. 

Stat sua cuique dies ; breve et irrepara- 

lule tern pus 
Omnibus est vil«; sed famam extendere 

Hoc virtutis opus.^Wj-^i7. 
Statu quo. 

Status quo ante bellum. 
Stemmata quid bciunt ? Quid prodest, 

FoDtice, longo 
Sanguine censeii pictosquc o&teodere 

MajonuD ? — JwvtmU. 

lliHope tluto 
niuiner to stiike ont in the midit of 
tlie vBves, even wbtnlieMMBDluid 
in li^t. Often when the doetoc** 
skill liw Med, Hope Mill Ungen 
whUe life ii ebfatng. Even the 
prfaoner hopea for nCrtf in Ui priMB, 
and the man hann-htg ^q ^tyi croei 
Dtten pnyst far Itbr^eue. 

Hope a pri aga etenud in the hnmin 

Uu never ii but elnvt to be biett. 

Ihe hope of the Bock. 

Christ is mf hope. 

Hope defenedmaketh tlKhaut riA. 

The lafeit hope b in Heaven. 

Nobly mendadons. 

A maiden who a^titj told a lie for a 

rd canae, and la, thaetqr, baaan 
all time. 

Hii hononr tooted hi didumoDT ttood 
Axd fiilth mifalthfid kept him fidady 

true. — TmnysoH. 
(The choicest spoils.) Spoils won by 

a commkndpr from another, in single 

Unsolicited! of one's own accord. 
The offence of despising her beauty. 
Standing on one foot. 
To stand on the ancient ways, and to 

see which is the straight and good 

road, and in that to w^. 
He stands the shadow or a mighty 

Will stands for reason. 

Each has his destined time : a span 

Is all the heritage of man : 

'lis virtue's part by deeds of praise 

To lengthen fame through aFter days. 
— Coninglon. 

As things were before. 

The position existing before the war. 

(What are the advantages of a long 
pedigree ? What gowi is it, Pon- 
licus, to tie reckoned of andent line- 
age and to display the painted laces 
of your ancestors ?) 

Kind hearts arc mure than coronets. 

And simple faith than Norman blood. 

— 7l'«/l|'JUM. 

Let it stand. 


Stct pro ralione voluntas. 
Stratum super stratum. 
i^Uentia ineitui. 
StoltoTuni calami carbones, ma 

Stnltnm est timere, quod vitare : 

Stoltus spemit enidicionera patris si 
Stylo inverso. 

Sua cuique volitpUs. 
Sax quisque fortniw faber. 

Suave man maguo turbaniibus sequora 

E teirl magnum allerius spectare 

laboiem. — Luattiui. 
Suaviter in modo, Ibrtiter in re. 
Sub cnice Veritas. 
Sub divo. 
Sub feniU. 
Stib hoc iigno vinces. 

Sub Jove. 
Sub judice. 
Sublatnn ex ocuHs quzrimus. 

SnUimi feriam tidera verticc —H«rac«. 


Sub rosl. 

Sub Mleutio. 


Snccesaus improborum plures allidt. 

Snggestio faL-i. 

— Pkadruf. 

IMA Its 

Let my will stand for a reason. 

Layer above layer. 

Energetic idleiicsB. 

(Fools use cbalk to MTlte with, and 

walls for paper.) A white wall is a 

fool's paper. 
It is foolish to fear what you cannot 

A fool despises his Other's instruction. 
With the wrong end of the stylus or 

pen ; the act of erasing 
Every man has his own pleasuie*. 
Every man is the maker of his own 

(He sends his presents with a hook 

attached.) A sprat (o catch a her- 

'Tis pleasant, when the seas are rough, 

And see another's danger, safe at land. 

Gentle in manner, but resolute in actbn. 
Truth under oppresuon. 

Under the open sky. 

Under the rod. 

Under this sign thou shalt conquer. 

[See In hoc Jijwu.] 
Under the open sky. 
Under consideration. 
<We miss what we have loal.) When 

the well is dry we begin to appreciate 

the value of water. 
With head uplifted I shall tower to the 

Under a penalty. 
Under the rose ; secretly. 
In silence. 

What lies under an erection ; support. 
The SUCCESS of the wicked tempts many 
o imitate them. 

Suis Stat viribns. 
Summa petit livor. 

Of its own land ; belonging to a class 
of things peculiar to itself. 

He stands by his own strength. 

Envy attacks the noUest. 

(The highest seat will not admit of two.) 
There is only room for one at a time 
on the topmost rung of the ladder. 




Summum bonom. 
Summum jus, somma injuria. 

Summum nee metnas diem, nee optes* 
Sumptus censum ne snperet.— /%MilKr. 

Sunt aliquid Bfanes ; letum non omnia 
finit .— /V»^«f*fkr. 

Sunt bona, sunt qnaedam mediocria» 

sunt mala ^xsik^—MarHal, 
Sunt lacrimae reram, et mentem mor- 

talia tangunt. — VtrgU, 

Suo gladio jugulari. 

Stto Marte. 

Suo motu. 

Superanda onmis fortuna ferendo est. 


Super visum corporis. 

Supplicationes eloquitur pauper, dives 
autem loquitur aspere. 

Suppressio veri. 


Surdo loqui. 

Surgit amari aliquid. 

Sursum corda. 

Suspendens omnia naso. — Horace. 
Suspiria de profundis. 
Suum cuique decus posteritas rependit. 

— Tacitus, 
Suum cuique pulcrum. 

Suus cuique mos. 

Hie greateit good* 

(Xberieonrofthekw Is iSbt i&fpfn of 
inittiace.) The stiici enfixtcanieiil of 
« law Mmetunes opeiaies as a graat 

Kdtlier &u death, nor desire H. 

(IjA tuot yooi ei^)eiiditsre esceed your 
income*} Cot your ooat aeoofoing 

Ihe i^iirits of the dead do realhr eiist* 
Death is not the end of evetTtUng. 

Some good, moie bad, some neither one 
nor t'other. 

(Then are tears for human affidrs, and 
mortals* sorrows toncii the heart.) 
The sense of tears in mortal tUngs. 

Tb be condemned out of one'a own 
month; foiled wtth one'a own 

By one's own vaknar. 

(^ one's own motion ; spontaneoudy. 

Every misfortune is to be overcome by 

A writ to stay or set aside proceedings. 

Upon a view of the body. 

The poor use entreaties, but the rich 

speak roughly. 
A suppression of the truth. 

To talk to a deaf man : to lose one*s 
labour ; to urge a hopeless suit. 

(Something bitter rises.) No joy with- 
out annoy. 

Lift up your hearts. 

Turning everything to ridicule. 

Sighs from the depths. 

Posterity pays to every man the honour 
that is due to him. 

(To every one his own is most beauti- 
ful.) The crow thinks her own bird 

Everyone has his particular habit. 

A banquet ; feast ; usually of learned 

Tabula rasa. 
Taedium vitae. 

A blank tablet. 
Weariness of life. 




Tain ficti praviquc tenox quam nuuiia 
veri. — Virgil, 

Tandem fit surculus arbor. 
Tangere ulcus. 

Tanquam ungues digitosque suos. 

Tantacne animis coelestibus ine ? 

Tantas componere lites. 


Tanti quantum habeas fis. — Horace, 

Tanto brevius omne, quanto felicius 
tempus. — Pliny the Younger, 

Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum. 

— Lucretius. 

Tarde, quae credita laedunt, 
Credimus. — Ovid. 

Tardus ad iram abundat intelligentia. 

Taurum toilet qui vitulum sustulerit. 

Te judice. 

Telnm imbelle sine ictu. 

Tempestas sequitur serenunv. 

Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in 

Temporibus inserviendum. 

Temporis ars medicina fere est. — Oind, 

Tempus edax rerum. 

Tempus fiigit. 

Tempus in ultimum. 

Tempus omnia revelat. 

Tenax propositi. 

Teres atque rotundus. 

Terminus ad quem. 
Terminus a quo. 

Terrae filius. 

(As ready to spread lies and scandal as 
to tell the truth.) The character of 

A twig at length becomes a tree. 

(To touch the sore.) To hit the nail on 
the head. 

(As well as his own nails and fingers.) 
At his fingers* end ; at the tip of his 

Does such anger dwell in heavenly 

To settle so great a quarrel. 

Of such importance. 

(You are valued by the amount of 
money you possess.) Money makes 
the man. 

Time passes more quickly in proportion 
as you are happy. 

So many evils has superstition been able 

to arouse. 
We are slow to believe those things 

which, if believed, would cause us 


He that is slow to anger is of great 

(He who has carried the calf will be 
able to carry the ox.) Custom makes 
anything easy. 

You being the judge. 

(A feeble weapon thrown without 
effect.) A weak, useless argument. 

After calm the storm. 

The times change and we change with 

Time and tide wait for no man. 
Time is a great healer. 
Time the devourer of all things. 
Time flies. 

To the last extremity. 
Time reveals all things. 
Tenacious of his purpose. 

(Polished and round. Round as a 
baiQ.) A man of self-control ; self- 

(The limit to which.) The end of one's 
journey or aim. 

The limit from which; the starting- 

A son of the -soil ; a man of mean 



TERRA [tATis ' 

Xcrra w, tmsn 


Diisl thou art. to dint ibmi shnlt teiHm. 

Terra finna. 

Solid earth ; a firm footing. 

Terra incognita. 

(An unknoB-n land.) A place or snb- 
jeel of which notWci!.kno^m. 

Terrain ccelo mf 


(They mingle cnrlb wilh heaven.) They 
turn the world apside dovn. 

Tertium quid. 

union or collision of two forces 
opposed 10 one another. 

Timeo Danios » 

I dnna ferenlra. 

(I fear ihc Grwks, even when ihey ofler 

- Vitgil. 

presents.) A foe it most dangerous 
when he feigns lo be friendly. 

He fears shame. 

nmidi est optw 

f necem.— 0!-/rf. 

Il is a coward's part to long for death. 

Timidi tnater dc 


(A coward's mother does not weep.) 
He who fights and nins away—. 

Timidi nuDqnu 

1 Rtaiucrf tropiPUiii. 

(Cowards never set np a irophy of vic- 
tory.) Faial heart never won fairlady. 

Timor addidit a] 


Fear gai-e him wings. 

Timor aiumi auri 

ibu5 officit.-5n//»i/. 

iFear closes the ears of the mind.) No 
exhortation mwES a coward. 

Timor Domini f, 


The fearoflhe Lord is the fomilain of 


The Roman civil dress.* 

Toga virihs. 

(The gown of manhood.) The dress 

that a Roman assumed when he 

Tot homines, quot senteoUK. 

So many men, so many minds. 

Totidem verWs. 

In just so many words. 

Tolies quotlea. 

As often as. 

Totis viribus. 

With alt his might. 

loto calo. 

All depends on this. 

Totum in eo est. 

Totot mundns agii bistrionein. 

AH the world's astage. 

Totus teres atque rotimdus. 

Complete, smooth, and round. 

Traditus non victus. 

Transeat in exemphim. 

May it pass into an example. 


Three joined in one. 

(A head incorable evetl by three 

- Horace. 

Anticyts. ) A hopeless lunatic.t 

The wdnsfataUalheflocks. showers 
Tirflpeiieacom, wiiSsTb the trees, 

AriMnibn's venU, nobis Amaryllidts 

the wtalb of Amaryllis lo me. 


Tristia eris, si sohis eris.— CMd. 

You will be sad if you keep only your 

own company. 

• S« noteoB Ctdant arms. 

+ ABtierr. wu iuHid for iti bcllibon'. 

1 xtatAj that the anciaiti thou|ht cured 




Triumpbo morte tarn \*itd. 
Troja fiiit. 

Tros Tyriuaaue mihi nullo discrimine 
agetur. — Virgil. 

Tniditur dies die. 

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior 
ito. — Virgil. 

Tonica propior pallio est. 
Tu quoque. 

Ta recte vivis, si curas esse quod audis. 

— Horace. 

Turpc quid ausurus, te sine teste time. 

— Ausonius. 

Tutor et ultor. 

Tutum silentii prsemium. 

Tuum est. 

Uberrima fides. 
Ubi amici ibi opes. 

Ubicumque homo est. ibi beneficio locus 
est. — Seneca. 

Ubi jus incertum, ibi jus nullum. 
Ubi libertas, ibi patria. 

Ubi mel, ibi apes. — Plauius. 

Ubi mens plurima, ibi minima fortuna. 


Ubi solitudinem faciunt pacem appel- 

Ubi supra 
Ultima ratio. 
Ultima ratio regum. 

* The ultima raiic^ according to RicMieu, 
inscribed on some cannon of Louit XVI. 

I triumph in death as in life. 

(Troy has been.) Its day is over. 

(Tk-ojan and Tyrian shall be treated by 
me with no difference. ) I will be quite 
impartial, as I care for neither side. 

One day is pressed onward by another. 

Yield not to misfortunes, but confront 
them all the more boldly. 

(My coat is nearer than my cloak.) 
Charity begins at home. 

(You, too.) A retort, implying that the 
case of tne opposite party is no better 
than its rival's ; eacn bemg guOty of 
the same misdoings. 

You live as you ought, if you take care 
to act up to the reputation you deserve. 

When about to do an evil thing, though 
there be no other witness, respect 
thyself and forbear. 

Protector and avenger. 

(The reward of silence is sure.) Silence 
is golden. 

It is your own. 

Implicit reliance. 

Where there are friends money is not 
far to seek. 

(Wherever a human being exists, there 
is an opportunity to do a kindness.) 
Be ye kind one to another. 

Uncertainty destroys law. 

Where liberty dwells, there is my 

(Where there is honey, there ate bees.) 
Where there is an attractive thing to 
be seen, a crowd is sure to gather. 

(Where there is most mind, there is 
least money.) Philosophers despise 


(Where they make a solitude, they call 
it peace.) 

Mark where his carnage and his con- 
quests cease, 

He makes a solitude and calls it peace. 

— Byron. 

Where above mentioned. 

The final reason or argument. 

(The last reasoning of kings.) Military 
was the fire of artillery, and these words were 










(Each nun mu>t wwl his Utesi Jay oT 

Eisnectandadieshomini, didque 


life, and none may wc call troly happjr 
antil the Riave elDScs over bitn.) It 


dchrt. — Ovid. 

ia impossible to judge a tnnn's pros- 
perity nntil his life i» ended. 

Ullima Thule. 

(Most distant Thule.) The fuHhest 
land at limit. 


The lait prorxtsal before rccourte to 
active hoMilities. 

Ultimo (uU.)- 

The preceding month. 

UUimus rejourn. 

The last of ilie kings. 

IJltta vites. 

Beyond, in excess of (one's leKol) 

Unn hirundo turn facit 

One swaUow docs not make » sDmmer. 

Un- salus victim. 

DuHiun ■ 


(The only safety that remains for the 

salutem— W/yj/ 

conquered is to hope for none.) 
IJcspair often gives courage even to 
the timid. 

Una vocf . 

Unguibu- ci rostro 

(Wiib claBxanibcaJf.) With all one's 

Oagms in ulcere. 

Uni Davi ne committas omnia. 

Uniut demeotia demeotes efficit mnllos. 

Untim et 

salus ambobus erit. 
Unm homo nobis cnnctando x 

Non ponebat 

salutem.— fnn 
Unas vir ddUus v 

Urbem lateridam invenit, ma 

Urbi et Otbi. 

Urba antiqna ruit. mnltos < 

per annos. — Virgil. 
Urit mature urtica vera. 

(Venture not all in one bottom.) Do 
not put alt your eggs in one basket. 

(The madness of one nukes many mad.) 
Folly is catching; one fool makes 

With one mind; unanimously. 

(On the removal of one, another is not 
waotiog.) II n'y a Shomme nieti- 
lain. There is no one so important 
but the world can gp on without him. 

There shall be one common danger, one 
safety for both. 

(One man, by delay, saved the state ; 
for he cared less (or what was said 
than for the safety of his country.)* 

(One man ia no man.) A man unaided 
cannot do much. Two heads are 
better than one. 

He (Aogustos) found the dty (Rome) 
a dty of bricks, he left it a dtyot 

To the dty (Rome) and to the world. t 
An andent dty that for ages held 

imperial sway, falls into ruios. 
(The real nettle stings early.) Vicioos 

puppies early show Ihdr teeth. 

IB (ettirali of the year. 




Usque ad aras. 

Usque ad nauseam. 

Usus et experientia dominantur 
artibus. — Columella. 

Usus loquendi. 

Usus promptos facit. 


Romanus unam 

Ut ameris, ama. 

Utinam populus 
cervicem haberet. 
Ut infra. 
Uti possidetis. 

Ut nemo in sese tentat descendere, 

Sed pnecedenti spectatur mantica tergo. 

— Persius, 

Ut pictura poesis est. — Horace, 

Ut prosim. 

Ut quisque est vir optimus, ita difficil- 
lime esse alios improbos suspicatur. 

Utrum horum mavis accipe. 

Ut saepe summa ingenia in occulto 
latent. — Plautus, 

Ut sementem feceris, ita metes. — Cicero, 

Ut supra. 

Ut \idi, ut perii. 

To the very altars : to the last extremity. 

Even to satiety, to disgust. 

Practice and experience are of t he greatest 
importance m all works of skill. 

The usage of speech. 

(Use makes men ready.) Practice 
makes perfect. 

To win love, show love to others. 

Would that the Roman people had but 

one neck.* 
As below. 

As you possess ; state of present pos- 

(You can never find a man who tries to 
look into his own conscience. Every- 
one keeps his eyes fixed on the wallet 
of the man in front.) We can all see 
the burden of sins that our neighbour 
carries, but never our own. 

(Poems like pictures are.) The art of 
the poet is akin to that of the painter. 

That I may do good. 

The better a man is, the less is he in- 
clined to suspect others. 

Take whichever you prefer ; choose one 
of two evils. 

The greatest geniuses are oflen living in 

As you have sown, so shall you reap. 
As above ; as above stated. 
The moment I beheld, how I was 
undone ! 

Vade mecum. 
Vac soli. 

Va victis. 


Valeat quantum valere potest. 

Valete ac plaudite. 

Valet ima summis 
Mutarc, et insignem attenuat deus, 
Obscura promens. — Horace. 

Absolutely empty space. 

(Gro with me.) A guide ; a handbook. 

(Woe to the solitary man.) 
O Solitude ! where are the charms 
That sages have seen in thy face } 

— Convper. 

Woe to the vanquished. 


Let it pass for what it is worth. 

Farewell and applaud. 

(God hath power to change the lowliest 
with the loftiest, and He maketh the 
great men weak, bringing to light 
things hidden in gloom.) '< He hath 
put down the mighty from their seat." 

* Suetonius narrates that Caligula, the maddest of the early Cxsart, made this remark in 
one of his bloodthirsty moments. 

Vanitas v; 

Variae Icdiiones. 

Vxrialio ddectat. 

Variorum (cctitio). 

Valium el mnlabUe iempei ftmina. 

— Cirgi/. 
Vales sacer. 

Vehimut in allam. 

Velis et naaa. 

Velocem tardus Bneqnilnr. 

Vclociui quan aspara^ coquantur. 

Veloi coosilinm Mqulior ptcnitentia. 


A folding iloot; valves. 

Vanily of vanities. All is vanity. 

Various readings : difierent versions of 

an author's vords. 
(Variety pleases.) All work and no play 

makes Jack a dull boy. 
An edition with the notes nf varioui 

Woman is ever tickle and changeable. 

Sacred prophet, or poet ; an inspired 

We are borne on high ; we are carried 

out ialo tbo deep sea. 
With sails and oars ; by every possible 

(The slow overtakes the swift.) Slow 

and steady wins the race. 
(More (juickly ihan you could cook 

nspaiagus.) Done in the twinkling 

Vel prece, vel prelio- 
Veluli in speculum. 
Venalis popnlus, venalis Cl 

a patnim. 

Vendidit hie auro 
Venenum in aurc 

Malam borne praeferre fortunam licet. 

Venia necessitati datur.— Cii^fn, 

Venire facias. 
Veniunt a dote sagittK. 

Ventii secundis. 
Ventia verba profuodere. 

Vento et fluclibus loqui. 

Vento vhrere. 

For either love or money. 

Ai in a mirror. 

(The people is venal, the senate is venal.) 
Every man has his price. 

This man sold his couatiy for gold. 

It is in golden cups that poison is found. 
I speak Irom experience : the lot of 
the poor man is preferable to th^t of 
the rich. 

(Pardon is granted to necessity.} Ne- 
cessity dispenses witb deconun. 

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls intptie. 

Meet an approaching disease ; combat 
it on the hrst symptoms. 

(Cause him to come.) The writ for 
snmmoning a jury. 

file darts come from her dowry.) Her 
money is her chief attraction. 

I came, I saw, I conquered. 

(With wind and oars.) With all one's 

With prosperous winds. 

(To pour forth words to the winds.) To 

speak to deaf ears. 
(To speak to tHe wind and the waves. 

To waste one's wonb. 
To live upon wind ; to live on air. 




True glon- takes root, and even spreads ; 
all false pretences, like flowers, fall to 
the ^ound ; nor can any counterfeit 
last long. 

Word for word, and letter for letter. 

A huge wordy letter. 

The word of the Lord endureth for ever. 

A word is enough for a wise man. 

A word once uttered flies away and can 
never be recalled. 

(Sooner can birds be silent in spring, and 
the crickets in summer.) An extreme 

Truth fears nothing but concealment. 

Truth never dies. 

Truth begets hatred. 

The language of truth is plain and 
always simple. 

Spring does not always flourish. 

With thumbs bent back, they popularly 
kill. — Dryden. 


Always true and loyal. 

(The hall is the ornament of a house.) 
First impressions are always the 

Footsteps, traces. 

(There are no backward footsteps.) He 
has burned his bridges. 

I*m frightened at those footsteps ; ever)' 

Leads to your home, but ne'er a one 

leads back. — Conington, 

Andent custom is always reckoned as a 

A vexed question ; a moot point. 

A middle course. 

(Provision for the journey.) The Eucha- 
rist, when administered to the sick, or 
to persons unable to go to church. 

The beaten path is the safe path. 

The terms being exchanged ; the reverse. 

(The conquering cause pleased the gods, 
but the conquered one pleased Cato.) 
Noble spirits ally themselves to great 
causes even when there is no hope of 
ultimate success.* 

* Cato killed himself at Utica after the defeat of the Senatorial forcei in Africa, 46 B.C., 
by Julius Caesar. As a Stoic he chose death rather than submit to a form of government 
WDicb he regarded as a despotism. 

Vera gloria radices agit, atque etiam 
propagatur : iicta omnia celcriter, tan- 
quam flosculi, decidunt, nee simulatum 
potest quidquam esse diutumum. 

— Cicero. 

Verbatim et literatim. 

Verbosa ct grandis epistola. — yuifenaL 

Verbnm Domini manet in aetemum. 

Verbum sat sapienti. 

Verbum semel emissum volat irrevoca- 

bile. — Horace. 
Vere prius volncres taceant, sestate 


Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi. 

Veritas nunqnam pcrit. — Seneca. 

Veritas odium parit. 

Veritatis absolutus scrmo ac semper est 

Ver non semper viret. 

Verso poUice Milgi 
Quern libet occidunt populariter. 

— yiivenal. 

Vcrus et fidelis semper. 
Vestibolum domus omamentum est. 


Vestigia nulla retrorsnm. 

Vestigia terrent 
Omnia te adversum spectantia, nulla 
retrorsum . — Horace. 

Vetustas pro lege semper habetur. 

Vexata quaestio. 
Via media. 

Via trita, via tuta. 

Vice versfl. 

Victrix causa deis placuit, sed victa 
Catoni. — Lucan. 

Vktrix fortniuc Mpienrin. 

Vide el crede. 
Videlicet (vii.). 

Video meliota probi>que, dclctiorn 

Vide ut sapra, 


VigiUtc el ante. 

Vilim argentnm e^l aani. vinutibu^ 

Vincam aut moilar. 
VIncere aut moti. 
Vincit amor p*Mk. — l'i'rj;il. 
Vincit qui patitui. 
Vincit, qui k lineit. 
Vincit Veritas. 
Vinctns invictnt. 
Vinculum matrinKinii. 

Vir bonus est ijuis 
Qui consulta patrum, qui IcgL-t: juvaquc 

servat . — norace. 
yats acquirit eundo. 
Viresdt Tnlnere virtiu. 
Vii^inibua puetisque. 
Viri infelicis procul amid. 

Vir pielate gtavis ac mentis. 

Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur. 

Virtus agrestiores ad se animos allidl. 

Virtus allele fortior. 

Virtus est Titium fugere. 

Virtus in aclione consistil. 

Virtus in arduis. 

A^rtus incendiC vires. 

Virtus invidis scopos. 

Virtus landatur et aigel. — Juvenal. 

Virtus nee enpi, nee lainpi potest 
unquam . — Cicero. 

Virtus non itemma. 

ViKus probata florescii. 

Virtus, redudens inimeritis mori 

Ccelnm negati tentat iter vU ; 
Cfctusquc vulgares et udam 
Spemit tinmun) fttgieote penni. 

Wisdom conquers forlulip. 


See ind believe. 


(I see and approve of llic liellcr thiti)'^, 
1 follow ine worse.) I Itnow tne 
right, and yet the wrong pursue. 

Sec what is stated above. 

By force of arms. 

Watch and pray. 

Silver is inferior to gold, f;o\d to lirloe. 

I will conquer or die. 

To conquer or to die. 

The noblest Diotivc is tile public eood. 

He that can endure overcomelh. 

He conquers who overcomes himsdr. 

Truth eonquen. 

Chained but not conquered. 

The bond of marriage. 

He is the truly good man wlio obscn'cs 
ihi' decrees of hismleis, anil tbe h«s 
and tights of his lei low-citizens. 

It acquires strength in going. 

Virtue nourishes from a wound. 

For lads and lasses. 

Friends keep at a distance &om an un- 
fortunate man. 

A mau whose reputation for probity and 
good actions lutf gained him influence. 

The man is wise who talks little. 

Virtue allures to herself even the 
boorish minds. 

Virtue is stronger than a battering ram. 

It is virtue to sbun vice. 

Virtue consists in action. 

Virtue in difficulties. 

Virtue Icindles the strength. 

Virtue is the mark of envy. 

Virtue is praised, but is left to slane. 

Virtue can ndther be taken away nor 
stolen from a man. 

Wrtue, not pedigree. 

Virtue flourishes in trial. 

Virtue, throwing open heaven to those 
wbo deserve not to die, directs her 
course by paths denied to others, 
and spurns with swift pinion the 
vulgar throng and the dank earth. 




Virtus repulsae nesda sordidae 
Intammatis fulget honoribus ; 
Nee somil aut pooit securer 
Arbitrio popularis aurae. — Horace, 

Virtus semper viridis. 

Virtus sub cnice crescii, ad acthera 

Virtute med me involve. 

Virtutem incolumem odimus, 
Sublatam ex oculis quaerimus, invidi. 

— Horace. 

Virtutem \ideant,intabescantque relictd. 


Virtute non viris. 

Virtute officii. 

Virtuti nihil obstat et armis. 

Virtutis amore. 

Virtutis laus omnis in actione consibtit. 

— Cicero. 

Virum volitare per ora. 

Vis a tergo. 

Vis comica. 

Vis consilii expers mole ruit sua. 

— Horace. 

Vis inertiac. 

Vis poetica. 

Visu carentem magna pars veri latet. 

— Seneca, 

Vis unita fortior. 

Vis vitae. 

Vita brevis, ars longa. 

Vitac postscenia celant. — Lucretius. 

Vita hominimi altos recessds magnasque 
latebras habet — Pliny the Younger. 

Vitam impendere vero. 

Vita mortuorum in memoriA vivorum 
est posita. — Cicero. 

Vitam regit fortuna, non sapienlia. 

Vitanda est improba siren, Desidia. 

Virtue, which knows no base repulse, 
shines with untarnished honours ; she 
neither receives nor resigns the 
emblems of authority at the will of 
the fickle populace. 

(Virtue is always green.) Virtue never 

Virtue increases under the cross and 
strives towards heaven. 

I wrap myself up in my integrity. 

We envy and hate the noble, when 
they are aUve ; when they are dead 
we cease not to despise their loss. 

In all her charms set Virtue in their eye, 
And let them see their loss, despair and 
die. — Gifford. 

From virtue not from men . 

By virtue of office. 

Nothing can oppose virtue and courage. 

By the love of virtue. 

(All the merit of virtue consists in 

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is 

dead. — St. James. 

(To flit through the mouths of men.) 
To pass from lip to lip; to spread 
like wild-fire. 

A propelling force from behind. 

Comic power, or talent. 

(Force unsupported bv discretion - falls 
by its own weight.) Discretion is 
the better part of valour. 

The power of inertness. 

Poetic genius. 

They that arc dim of sight see truth by 

Union is strength. 

The vigour of life. 

Life is short and art is lung. 

Men conceal the back-scenes of their life. 

The life of each man contains hidden 
depths and secret places, unknown to 
other men. 

To stake one's life for the truth. 

The life of the dead is maintained in 
the memory of those who survive 

It is fortune that governs human life, 
not wisdom. 

The wicked siren, Sloth, isUo be 

Vitium fuit, none mos ett onentaciu. 

Vivamus, mea Lediis, •tqne uiwiiiii^ 
Wvat regiaa. 

Vive memor leti. Fogit hon: 
quod loquor liuie ta.,—Ptrttiu. 

Tivere est cogiUR. — Cktn. 
Vivere d tecte nMcU decede poili 

Vive, Vile. 

Vivida vis Mdnd. 

Vrnx post fiuMn virtiu. 

Vixere fortes ante Agamenuiona. 

Vixere fotteg ante Agunemnoiu 
Mulli ; scA omnes Oliicniiiabiles 
Urgeatur ignottque longl 
NocCe, careni quia vate sacro. 

Viii \ et, quem dederat c 

tuna, & --^ "■- ■' 

[wsseiitiioii. but merely for us 

Life Li luag, ifwe Itnow bow to use it. 

iSo long »i men Kw, vices nill abonad.) 
The beart is decdtful above all things 
and desperately wicked. — ^tremiai 

No man is boni withoat his faults. 

Mattery which was formerly a xicf 

lAiag liie the qaeen. 

By the liting voice ; otally. 

Lii'e mindful of death. Time flies i 

this very word I speak is so much 

taken from it. 
To live is to think. 

Farewell and be happy. 

The living force of the mind. 

Virluc ■ 

TTieTe lived brave men before Aga- 

Quisquis dixit " Viii " quotidie ad 

n SMrpt.—Sentca. 
Volenti noo fit injuria. 

Vos exemplaria GTaet;H 
Nocluml versale manu, vei^te diumi. 

Vox audita perit, litera scdpta manet. 
Vox clamantis in deserto. 
Vox el pneterea nihil. 

Many brave men Uved before Agamem- 
non, but all unwept and unknown lie 
buried in endless night, because thev 
lack an inspired bard to relate Ihcir 

I have Uved and finished the course 
which Fortune gave me. If God 
grant us to-morrow, let us receive it 
joyfully. That man is most truly 
happy, and complete master of hini' 
self, who awaits the morrow without 
anxiety. Whoever has said, " I have 
lived," rises daily to live profitably. 

No injustice is done to a person by an 
act to which he consents. 

I am willing, but unable. 

Pleasure!!, when they come raidy, are 
most enjoyed. 

Study the Greek literary models by 
night, study Ihem by day. 

My hfe is devoted. 

The word thai is heard perishes, but 

the letter that is written abides. 
The voice of one crying in the wilder- 

A voice and nothing mote. 




Vox faacibus haesit. 
Vox populi, vox Dd. 


Vulgus amidtias utilitate probat. 


Vulgus ex veritate pauca, ex opinione 
multa aestiinat. — Cicero, 

Vulneratus, non victus. 
Vulnus immedicabile. 

Vultus est index animi. 

The voice that stuck in the throat. 

The voice of the people is the voice of 


Vulgar people value friendships only 

for the advantages to be gained 


The great majority of people estimate 
few things according to the real 
value of them, most things according 
to their own preconceivea ideas. 

Wounded, but not conquered. 

An irreparable injury; an incuxable 

The face is the index of the mind. 

Zonam perdidit. 
Zonam solvere. 

A gentle wind ; a zephyr. 

He has lost his purse ; he is ruined. 

(To imtie the girdle.) To marry a 

* Roman women wore a zoHa^ or girdle, around the loins until they married, aa a sign 
of maidenhood. This was laid aside at the time of marriage, and its removal was, there- 
fore, typical of surrender to marital authority. 

'Ayaflj) Si wafaipaalt ivrtr JtoI^bv. 

■AtoSJ) S' .'pii Ml B^rtUu—HiaoJ. 

'KyaSoi S' oiutiUpl'II bSilIf. 
'A7a«Ka Stir ttei TUf ^h iyaBSr aiSirt, 
iUiin aitiarior, ran tl tatSr t\\' 

Stiit.— /"/ato. 
'Avira Til- irAtivfsv. - JTialil. 

f I All. — HllMaruS. 
*AY<t SI tr^> ^i t])!' <Uitf*iai' xf^H> 


Xo^uiit — LoHgimu. 
•Ay-iffT* ei^. 
'AiiXybi iripl irapaCq. — SMrattl. 


nliTa KoAwi ■vhTv. — X<iuphen. 

Adxiv-— Ti^ecri/ut. 

'Atl koAdiIi iro^ cnAoif I'filvd. 

* Tfafl boorithDui of the peopls of AbderA wu pn 
the birttiplacii of due famoiu man, thg pUloKnlUT 

T Tbs noidi occur in St. Paul'i maxh u Oe A' 
your dcvotioDi, I fouDd *n alur iritb tbii inia 

A boar is kaowa by his lolk. 
The idnce thai a friend gives in good. 

(Rivalry is a blessing to n 

livalry adds zest to toil 
The good are always prone to U 
Since God is good, vc must rcgaitl him 

as the author of all obt blessings; our 

misfoTtiuies we musl-ftsiign toother 

causes, bul never lo God. 
Love thy neighbour. 
The mind is always prone to believe 

what it wishes to be true. 
Time brings the truth to light. 

babblers ofuattcring speeches. 
To the unknown God.f 
Let each man aid his brother man. 
Hades ; the abode of the dead. 
ll is impossible for a man who attempts 

much to do everything well. 
Sweet are thy lips, ihy utterances, and 

lovely thy voice, Daphnis; it Is 

better to hear thy singing than lo 

(The farmer is always to be rich the 
next year.) ■■Man never is, but 
always lo he blest." 

(A jackdaw always sits near a jack- 
daw.) Birds of a feather flock 




'Ad Ai$6ii ^4pti n kcu¥6v,^' Aristotle, 

'At) ifOfil(otfit ot wivrfrts r&v 9§&v, 

— Menander, 

*Kt\ r&y woffly itrra itaparptx^tuvHa 

Kuvo iro$ovtrrfs Ihttp fuuiphv Awt»$*v f^v. 

— Pindar. 

'^AfKrrov oMv, wAyra 8* ^Xir2(f ii' XP*^*^* 

— Euripides. 
'A§pyo7s alhy ioprdi — Theocritus. 


'Acrhv IwrcurBai Md4nt§it. 

'A§rht ob Briptiff§i riis /Av/of. 
*Affrot) yyjpas, KopHou vt^nyt. 

'ABtu^drovs fi^y wp&ra $9ohs, p6fjup &t 
BtdKitreu, rifxa. 

At yhp f&Tpa|(ai Z%wa\ ffvyxpi^eu jcal 
atHTKidffiu rii$ i^apria$ rwv iu^$pi&vwy 
f iVf »'. — Demosthenes. 

AUilaBai woKioiepora^ovQ, 

Al 8' Air(8f y $6ffKov<n ^vydBas, &s \iyos. 
KoX&t fi\4Towri¥ tiituuriv, /i4\\ov<n 94. 

— Euripides. 

Al 8i ffdpittt ed icckoI pp*y&v 

iefiKfuer* iyopas thL — Euripides. 

Al dcirrtpcu ^porr(8f t tro^Ar^pat. 

— Euripides. 

Alhiit 8' aZ v4oif JMpa ytpair^pov 
4^9p4tir$aL — Homer. 

Al9its 8' o{nc iiyaBii mxp^H-^^^^ taf9pa 
KOfil(u. — Hesiod, 

— Demeuies. 
AU\ 8* hiifioKt%pyh% hf^p &r|;<ri waXaUi. 

— Hesiod, 
A\\¥ ikpiar§6tiy. —'Homer, 
Ai$lowa trpAix^iv, 

AXytt Z\ "woKathv ft,hy olfoy, 

ft>^«a 8* Sfirotv ¥*mr4pmv, — Pindar. 

We are always hearing of some new 
thing from Africa. 

The poor are alwajrs thought to be 
miaer the special protection of the 

(We foolish men ever pass by the 
things that lie at our feet, while we 
long for that which is far away.)' 
'Tis Stance lends enchantment to 
the view. — Campbell. 

Nothing is hopeless, we must hope for 

Every day is a holiday to people who 
have nothing to do. 

(One who treads the air.) An affected, 
conceited person ; a wool-gatherer. 

(You are teaching an eagle to fly.) Jack 
Sprat would teach his grand-dame. 

An eagle will not catch flies. 

An old eagle is better than a young 

First of all, thou must honour the gods 
as the law ordains.* 

Success cloaks and obscures the evil 
deeds of men. 

Respect grey hairs. 

Exiles, the proverb says, subsist on 

Delusive hope still points to distant 

To good, that mocks approach. 

Bodies devoid of mind are like the 
statues in the market-place. 

Second thoughts are best. 

It is shameful for a young man to 
question an older one. 

False shame is ever the comrade of the 
needy man. 

Modesty is the citadel of beauty and 

The man who procrastinates is alwa3rs 
struggling with misfortunes. 

Always to excel. 

To wash an Ethiopian; to wash a 

Give praise to wine that's old, but to 
poetry that's new. 

* The opening line of the Golden Verses of Pythagoras. 






When good men are praised, they aj e 
inclined to hate those who pniie 
Ihem if they are praised beyontf th«r 


Ad Kon ; a long period of time. 

Time changes all things. 

(Vou are meddUng »ith irhat should be 

left alone.) You play with fire. 
Listen carefully, speak seasonably. 
A citadel; Ihcancienl citadel of Athens. 

'AAiffii irXirytli ravr afrti. 

Speaking the truth in lore.* 

(The fisherman wheu stung will leani 

wisdom.) The burnt child dreads 

the fire. 

'AAAi «al Kiyavm wirrti iii BiAhtrir 
iat' i nXaSTat.—zlrisrii/iianet. 

It is a common saying thai wealth 
brings much misery in its Irain. 

Wise men often learn fnwn their 

We wiU lei byeoDcs be by-gones. 

Let U! not burden our remembrances 
with a heaviness (hat's gone. 


^iiTi>ji Ktfraimninit.—lMeiaM. 
'AAA' IvT* iAfflif 4 Bporiy Tapct/ifo, 

'AAA' 4 KoAvt (lit, 4 KoAfii rtintKitat 
rir »Jyt»5 xP^.—SefA£<lti. 

'AAA' al UvtMvrrtf IvSptt aSitaTt rpi. 

wKiay iffnjffajTo. — Eupelis. 
'AAA«i ■dfuiv, AAAsi li¥un». 

You are playing the part of the dog ir 
the manger. 

The old proverb is true ; the giltl of an 
enemy are no gifts, but bring mis- 

(A noble man must dther live a good 
life or die a gloiiou) death.) Death 
rather than dishonour. 

'AAA' «t* aHii iAiintf iiirtai%. 

'Aim S) kiSb'I iruiitKBMiiinf IxBirrai ko) 

rite atSii ynii. — Htrediaut. 
'Atta dot, V" 'pyo'- 

(One does the work, another gets the 
profit.) One beats the biuh and 
another catches the bird. 

(God does not accomplish all that man 
designs.) Man proposes, God di»- 

{A fbi is not caught twice in a snare.) 

The burnt child dreads the fire. 
(The physician of others, he himself is 

fill! of sores.) He does notice the 

beam in his own eye. 
(Alpha and Omega.) The first and last 

letters of the Greek alphabet; the 

beginning and the end. 
When a woman takes off her clothes, 

she puts off her modesty too. 
No sooner said than done. 

lu bte Pnfsnor filackie, and (nerally appurad 




^4p€u — Thtcydidis, 

'Aftaprlrit olrti^ ii itfiaBiri rov itp4o'awo%, 

— Demacritus. 


'AfiipM 8' irt\oiwot nd(nvp€s vo^Araroi, 

— Pindar, 

T V ii\1l$€tap, — Aristotle. 

6 irAfifaf. — Pkocylides, 

'AifiyKfi yiip T^^r /A^»' '»'^» wp^trrif col 
Bfundrris wokirtlas wapdKficurtv^ cTfcu 
X«*p/<rTijj'. — Aristotle. 

'Ardeyicp oM $tol fidxoyrat. 

— Sinumides of Ceos. 

'Aydymns o&Sir lirx^*^ w\4oif, 

— Euripides. 

"Aya^ irSpwy *Ayati4fiyv¥. — Homer. 

'^a^tdprroy irrrifi* i<rr\ *a<8f (a $poro7s. 


"kphp^t yiip w6\is, Kol oif rtixfit oitB^ 
tfijts MpAy ictra/. — Tkucydides. 

"Aifiiptt w6\rios mlfpyoi h^loi, — Alcaus. 

*Ay9fA fifXtrtiriov ov rh 9oKt7y tlyat 
ivyaBhw iXXk rh tlt^at, ical i8(f jcol 
9iifA0ffi^. — Plato, 

'Aif^pi roi XP*^v 
firfifiiiy wpoffupcu, Ttpwvhv «r rl wov wdBoi, 

— Sophocles, 
'AwZphs Zucaiou KdpTos oint ifrdWyrai. 

*Ay9ph% KOK&s vpd<nrorTo% 4inro9if¥ 0/Aoi. 

— Menander t 

*A»^pht x^P^'^'^hp ^* Xdyov yp»pl(*Tat. 

— Menander. 

*AvBp&0 yiip v^p6p9»v fih iffrtif, tl fi^i 
itBiKoitno, iiavxd(uyf irfoB&¥ 8i &8i> 
KovfiL4»ous iic /liir Mipiinfis iroAff/ic<y, #2 
8^ irofHurx^v ^«t wo\4fAOv wdXu^ |v/ii- 
^ifoif tctd fi4iT9 rp Karii ir6\t/ioy 
f^vx^f iitaipta$ai iirirt r^T iiirvxitp 
T^f flpiinis ii96iA*vop &8i«cci0'0ai. 

— Thfuydides. 

Ignorance produces rashness, reflection 

Ignorance of what is better is often the 
cause of sin. 

(Ambrosia.) The food of the gods ; 
anything pleasing to the taste. 

Future days are often the best test of 
present reputations. 

Both are dear to me, but duty compels 
me to prefer the truth.* 

Both are thieves, he who receives and he 

who steals. 
The corruption of the best and divinest 

form ot government must be the 


(Not even the gods can resist neces- 
sity.) Necessity has no law. 

Nothing is stronger than necessity. 

An accursed thing ; a solemn curse. 

Agamemnon, king of men. 

Education is a possession that none can 
take away. 

It is not walls, or ships devoid of crews, 
but men that make a city. 

Brave men are a city's strongest tower 
of defence. 

A man should endeavour not merelv to 
appear ^ood, but to be good botn in 
his public and private life. 

If a man has received a kindness from 
another, he ought ever to keep it in 
grateful remembrance. 

The pood deeds of a righteous man 
pensh not. 

(When a man is unfortunate, his friends 
are bard to find.) A friend inneed, etc. 

The character of man is known from his 

It,becomes prudent men to remain quiet 
so long as they are not injured, but 
courageous men ought to exchange 
peace for war as soon as they have 
been wronged; when they have 
brought the war to a successful issue, 
peace may be made with the enemy ; 
but no one ought to be uplifted un- 
duly by success in war, nor should 
any submit to injustice because they 
are unwilling to sacrifice the calm 
delights of peace. 

* Tbis expression is more familiar in the Latio form, Amicut Plato, sed major veritat. 

AMAPftN Hpnnn 

'A* iri filiw tid\iir nicliaitiiir, 4«X(i- 
Xaiiff.—PyrrAus, King af Epirtts. 

— Mtfiandtr. 

'ArJjp 1^)) (luiTIJt tr iJA(i t7||t<IllpBTi)U' 

J' Jti(>9j toSto >ii|iil3ip, JKoToA/Awinii 
alrii r^v ainni tvvwst*{af. 


bA\' riiTTit iSi(>rv gvvdfUi'Di, ail fiaiKt- 

'Afiip, Both rpivBUri ffuj-roip, Sv/ufsi fir, 

iplAo 1 .~£uTipidis. 

— Mtnandir. 


drota n/ifCopti', <(Ut(1 

I'ioi'. — Thtsgnis. 

'Artpitirn ]) ^ircvVdiiai riKJtaoair, 

'Aripiwtm itam /lirwri yiyrAviair 
tmrrtii iciil aa^riir. — HtracHtUS. 
'hrifAtii\a\ Tit fi)' 'n f*fir- 
T^X^' SoSflffBi /irr' ib'irj'iccusv ^if*i»- 

— StfAecUt. 
'ArBpuris tori vrtiifia leal ffiiA/i^rsr. 

'Arlpiteiii nir tvat \4"<> 'Torifv ri 

oil A^T'ii t) Stoit tUi \ayiiiiitm, 

^ S' SfMTat iwupdiutrai dirarat. 

—Simmidet ef Cent. 

'kriit «aJ »eXti hrei. — Homer. 

(Sons of heTO« arc s plAgue.) Many a 

goad cow hath an evil calf. 
Another such victory »nd wc are lost.* 

( Hope lavFS a man in the midst of mis- 
fortunes,) Hope is the salve for a 
breaking heart. 

In a democratic state, the pover of 
voting gives to the inditidual regil 
authorily ; but when he siurendeii 
this privilege lo anolher, he dethrone* 

The jost man is not he who merely does 
not injure aaoiher, but he who, having 
the power lo do so, refuses to commit 
nny injustice. 

A man of congenial habits, ei'en though 
he be a stranger, is a better friend to 
get than ten ihausaod relations. 

(The man who runs away wiU light 
He who lights and runs away. 
May live lo fight another day. 

Vain are the thoughts of men, and 
nothing our knowledge; but the gods 
direct all things according to their 

o live. 

Men have but a short ti 

To all men it is given to know them- 
selves, and to practise self-control. 

Men mnit endure whatever ills the gods 
may send. 

Man is but a breath and a shadow. 

Probably you will deceive men when 
you sin, but you will not escape the 
eyes of Heaven, whateivr wiles you 
may devise. 

(Small is (be strength of man, um>rofit- 
able his anxious thoughts; toil lollows 
toil throughout bis brief span of life, 
and deal h invincible is ever imminent.) 

All our yesterdays have lighted fools 

The way to dusky death. 

— Shakespeare. 

Too much sleep becomeii a pain. 

Italy. Hai]]yiDp]» 




'Alia i K{m¥ rov fip^fULTos. 


"A ol ^i\oi rois i3a<riAffv<riy ob Baf^ovfft 
wapauttiif, ravra iv rots fitfikiois 
ywypawrou.,'— Plutarch, 

'Awap 8i8<(/ii(yoy %&poy, §1 Koi fdiepov f, 
fiiyufT6y i<mif, §1 fitr* §b¥otas ii9ifs. 

— PkilemoH. 

'AvoHP 6 luxKfi^s KiofaplBfiirros XP^*'<" 
^^ci r' iifika Ktd ipap4rra Kpifwrtrai' 
KovK itri* Iit\ft70¥ oMv, oAA* kkiiTKtrai 
X« ^twhs ZpKos x^ wtptiTKtKus ^p4vts. 

— Sophocles, 

'Arav9' %t opyi(6fi§yot AvBpttwos woitT 
rati0' fiortpov Xdfioit ti¥ ^fiaprinidya. 

"Awayr' iwaxOrj wX^y Btoiiri Koiptuftiy, 

— j^schylus. 
'Ava{ \fy6iJAyoy, 

'Avao^a 8i x^'^*' hifhpX ytvyattp warplt. 

— Euripides. 
*Avaf 8i rpaxvs 5<m$ &y ytos Mpdrrj, 


'Avas ipv$pi&y XRV^Sf^t <7<'a< A^ot 8o«cci. 

— Metumder, 

*Air«(ri}f ZiKoias oIk dvocrrarci 9t6s. 

' — ^schylus, 
*A ircVia tAj r^x''"' iytlpti, — Theocritus, 
*Airi<rrovvrat j' oi XaXoi, kSlv oXif- 

'AvXovt 6 iivBoV M^ ^^ c2* r^ y^ 

c9, Sfiv^i' ^(TTiK, ft ^4poi riw^ fi\dfiijy. 

— Archelaus. 

*Air\ovs d fivBos rrjs &\ii$tias f^v. 

— Euripides, 


*A woitty tdtrxphyf ravra y6iu(% nffik 
\4ytiy thai Ka\6y, — Isocrates. 

*Av6\oiro Tp&ros ainhs 
6 rhy ipyvpoy ^iA4<ras* 
9 A rovroy obx &8cX^bt, 
8i^ rovroy ob rofc^cs' 

(The doe is worth its food. ) * Tis a poor 
dog that deserves not a crust. 

Admitted propositions; general maxims. 

The advice which their friends dare not 

give to kings is found written in books. 

Every gift, even though it is small, is 
valuaole if you give it with a kind 

All strangest things the multitudinous 

Bring forth, and shadow from us all we 

Falter alike great oath and steeled 

resolve ; 
And none shall say of aught, " This may 

not be.'* — CalverUy, 

All things that a man in anger does, in 
the end are found to have been done 

Every lot has its hardships except the 
lordship of heaven. 

A phrase, that only occurs once in a 
book ; a rare word. 

Every land is a fatherland to the man 
of lofry courage. 

(Every ruler is severe when he has just 
mounted the throne ) New brooms 
sweep clean. 

Evei^ man who can blush has, mc- 
thmks, some honesty in him. 

God is not opposed to deceit in a 
righteous cause. 

Poverty is the mother of the arts. 

Nobody believes gossiping fools, even 
when they speak the trutn. 

Let thy speech be simple, avoid fine 
speaking ; for fine speaking that 
produces evil results is a vile thing. 

The language of the true is always 

(Apotheosis.) Deification ; raising a dis- 
tmguished person to the rank of a god. 

Consider that those acts which it is 
disgraceful to perform, are not even 
fit to be mentioned. 

Let the greatest curses light on him 
who is a slave to lust of gold ! For 
gold brothers are aiacfinced, and 
parents betrayed, y^ars and blood- 
shed are caused ~ 

l»" oupis Tfcf tyxi^^uf txM. 

KnponiKTia' ipArm* tlirifoi fiarlai. 


\tiitpt, fi yim xriiti,. 

'Ap-yiis fii) taSi, fiql' Ir wkaurft, 

'Ap7iiptr.i! \iyxi"'" M^X*' ■"' »■"■■ 


I El, V&V «i»| Tll au( BT^XAVTBI 

luFnV trrn »iifmnj<' icoKiiroi St 

— Eurifides. 


— //ififielAapi 
'Kprnm liiw Miff. — Pindar. 

'Apiarav ft/rpar. 

'ApxJt 'sAiTflat i>rfin|i v^vr Tpo^J. 

— Diegtius. 
'Afxtir sMivl irpoiriicM, ti ti npilmr 

VittJ T«>r ipx'M^'W' — Cyrui. 

'Apxh irtpQ, Uiiu. — Biai. 

'Apxi ff/u'i" worrii. — HesUd. 

'Afjitrmi T^Xvt. — Hainer. 

• Prnliiu. KiBiUH Delphic 


(You b3ve go[ an eel by tbe tail.) YoD 

have caught a Tarlar. 
The loDging for unattainable objects is 

always tlie keenest. 
(My shin is not so near me as my 

knee.) Charily begins at home- 
Shun idleness, even if you aie wealthy, 

Fighl wiLh silver speare, and you will 

conquer everywhere," 
Virtue, the noblest object to be sought 

(\1rtue does not perish ivhen the good 
man ilies, but lives when his body is 
turned to dust ; but when the wicked 
die. all their glories ore buried with 
them in the clny,) 

Each man makes his own statue, build* 

Virtue alone outbuilds tbe Pynunids. 

— YoUHg. 

War alsys the brave, but spares the 

A sympathetic wife is her husband's 

best possession. 
(Water is the best.) Watet is tbe 

greatest of the elements, 
blodetation b best. 
The edncation of the young is the proper 

basis of every state. 
No one ought to rule, if he is not 

saperior to those whom he rules. 
By learning to obey you will learn how 

to govern. 
Authority will prove a man.) It is 

impossible to tell a man's character 

nntil he has beeo tried in a position 

of responsibility. 
(Thebceinningis the halfof the whole.) 

Well begun is half done. 
(When diseases begin to show them- 
selves, use active measures at once if 

the beginnings of evil. 
(Unquenchable laughter.) Homeric 

In Sicjlj and thu h.ftdvice,uidbau1edtlut bo could capturo any town if hocoidd Dianac* U 
too etpeniive for Bug of tiiecitiiaii. 
"• Pyrrhic viclOTy." 




ovfKu^s, &s woWois 6fifia(riy cis ffh 
fi\iww.—Pla/0 Comicus? 

'Ar9\4{rrara yitp ical Sifidxeiyn 

robs $oM6rras kKoIw 
Saif6rros inf^pht wae* ifrokXvT* iw' 

kifBpAwv xipis, — SiesUhorus. 

Ab9tA(a yhp r^ ppovovvri fih koAws 

— /Eschylus, 

Ai^^ffreu 8* optTcC, yJf^Mpait i4pffags its 
ir^ 94^^01^ &f<r0'ct. — Pindar, 

Ainkp 0ir«p^fy 
ylKfis 9§ipar* txovroji iy iBwdroiai 
BtMiv, — Homer, 

Avraf Axovica iroAXcLrii. 

— Agesilaus, King of Sparta, 
Alnb Z\ rh vtyap dfAoKoyovpros ivrl irov, 

— Euripides, 


Ahrhs yiip i^4\K€rai Ay^pa aiBiipos, 

— Honur, 

Abr6s Ti vvv Spa, x^^f^rw 8ai/xoyaf ic<(Aci* 

— Euripides, 
*A^paw oZv 8f? fit rhw vovy, Koi /i^ fit 
r^p Af^iv. — yEsop, 

*A^pci(inot ZpKos o6«c ifiwoipifioi, 

*A i^4yof/np iifnus, Twra /i^ pufi^fitBa, 

— Menander, 

Why dost thou gaze upon the sl^ ? 

O that I were yon spangled sphere ! 
Then every star shoula be an eye 

To wander o'er thy beauties here. 

— Moore, 

Vam it is for those to weep 
Who repose in Death's last sleep. 
With man's life ends all the stoiy 
Of his wisdom, wit, and glory. 

— Merivale, 

Self-will, by itself, 
In one who is not wise is less than 
nought . — Plumptre, 

Noble deeds grow before the eyes of 
men, even as a tree waxes great when 
watered by the quickening dew. 

But the immortal gods hold the 
threads of victory in their hands. 

I have often heard the nightingale her- 

(Your silence is in itself an admission.) 
Your silence gives consent. 

(An automaton.) A thing that is self- 
moved, as a clock, etc. 

Autonomy ; self-government. 

The sword itself often provokes a man 
to fight. 

(He himself said so.) Ipse dtxii.f 

Be active first thyself, then seek the aid 
of heaven ; for God helps him who 
helps himself. 

We ought to consider a man's intelli- 
gence, not his outward appearance. 

(Lovers' vows are broken with impu- 
nity.) All's fair in love and war. 

We ought to avoid in ourselves the 
faults that we blame in others. 

BcUa' is K6paKat, 

Bapcta 8' iurr&p ^ris ^vv K6r<p, 

— yEschylus, 
Baph ^6priii* ipBpwwot tbrvxS»p ti^piav, 

— /Eschyius, 
B^ 8' iuctwp w€ipii (ftva woXwp\oi<rfioto 
BoKdfffffit. — Homer, 

Away with you ; go and be hanged ! 

Grievous is the voice of the people 
when hatied inspires their words. 

A fool in prosperity is a heavy burden 

to endure. 
And (the old man) in bitter grief paced 

along the shore of the loud-roaring 

* A reply to one who told him of a musician who imitated and rivalled the nightingale, 
t The sayiniif of the Pythagoreans when they quoted the opinion of their teacher on any snb- 
ject, Avrbf 1^, "The Master said so-and-so." 



13fi WON KAAOM ^^^i^^W 

Blor KoAiii' ifi, ir yui-aiKa f>4 ^XP*- 

(You Uvc happUy, if you have no wife.) 
When a mans sinfile be lives at hu 

iniplBV Tsr naXAr >cu tynua. 


iviKtv yavut wiib rorr&i it Ti)iaTi fx'"'- 


Most men arc knavisJily inclined be- 
cause they have no experience and 
are ignorant of the blessings of i-irtue. 

Honour thy parents before all else. 

BoC. ;»1 7)iiff<T,. 

(An oi on the tongue.) A bribe to 

(Tuniing in writmi; like oxenin plough- 
ing.) Writing from lelt to right, and 
then from right to left. 

Be slow to undertake a thing: but, once 
uoderlaken, go through with it. 


BnioD.— fliai. 

BfrnxtTa Tt'f-^o 4iai^[ ■mSi- 

B^X'-f" Tip -(Hir«rT» Ti. To,I, ««J. 

Brier is the joy that wicked pleasure 

EvMi slight sorrows, when they are 

present with us, are grievous to bear. 
(He seems to be a Briareus when he is 

only a hare.) Great boast, small 

Bpi>To;i Siraff. >.<iT0<»'tr>' i^ihtTa., 

All toen mu^<t die, nod no mortal can 

— Eurifidei. 
B|Mr«ti fl«(urtv 4 <ri"(fli|'ii 'i^i. 

— Manaider. 

Conscience is to all men a god. 
(Food for the gods.) Mushrooms.* 

rrtiaji. — Cleebulm. 

Tiiui ¥ taoit fiir tl KeBttrroBir fipariy, 
fuuc^iu oUr' oTi tl /li^ rfrriHiirii' li, 
T^ r Mat, T(( Tl tipa(* tumvx*'*- 

— Euripida. 

Ttn»i yip MpArmgi titrtuar taxiii. 

— Maiander. 
r«Xf S* h luipoi, nit Tl iiii ytAaia* f. 

— Menandtr. 

Take a wife from your own rank; forif 

you marry Ibe daughter of greater 
folk than yourwlf, you will find tbem 
masters, not kinsniea. 

(He who would marry is on the road to 
repentance.) When a man's married 
his troubles begin. t 

Marriage is a blessed Ktate to men when 
all things go well with them ; but 
when misfortunes mme, both home 
ties and outside alTaits are equaHy 

Af arriage is an evil that most men wel- 

T, AgripiHiis, wai tuipected of bi 

■ A urlog of Nero. Hiimotbt., ..„. „ , , 

Bnpenr Cfauiliiu in ■ dlih of nnuhnom), and ta iran ths ihrom 
■bomd bii cntilods bjeomputiiiK hsr dutb. HmRoiuu emp 
■0 Iha mubnionu mn indnd food for ■ KOd on thii occuion. 

T An adapUtioD of ■ lini mitMo bj Uh comic pMl pbilemoD. 

- icm, wbo AftenvHrdi 
re daified after deatb, 






r4oorra rh¥ ¥ovv ffdpxa 8' 4i$SHra» ^4pu, 

— yEschylus, 

Tiptt¥ kK6-rn\ ohK &\{<riccrat ifAYff, 

TiipdffKw 8* atc2 iroXA& 8t9affK6n*¥9s, 


TAaSffof elf 'A^N^vof . 

Vkvith 8* iarttpoiffi v^X«/iof. — Pindar, 

TifmBi <ravT6y, — Chiion, 

rvraiicl K6ffiios b rpAwos^ k* ol XP^^ 


Tuimuchs oM XP^f*'* ^^P \fil(€TM 
4<r0kris ififiwo¥f o(8i ^lyiov icair^f. 

Simcnides of Amargos, 

Vvvm,}^ KivyMv i\ vty^ ^4p€t. — Sophocles, 

Fvr^ T&p 4* KaKotai Koi ydtrois wSfffi 
fiiiariv 4aTi, — Euripides. 
Tvyii 8' iiw6pTos i»iphs ffrit 4k Z6ftmv 
elf k4lKKos d<rxci, Mypwft ttt odffav kojc^v. 

Tvpii 4<rrt 9airarriphif ^6vtt, 

Tvwii 1ro\vTt\^s 44rr* ix^VP^i^* 

— Afenauder, 

Ill-timed laughter is an evil thing. 

Length of time may bring anything to 

Old roan's brains in a yomig man*s 

(You can't catch an old fox in a trap.) 

You can*t catch an old bird with chaff. 

I grow in learning as I grow in years. 

(Owls to Athens.) Carrying coals to 

War is sweet to those who never proved 


Know thyself.* 

Manner, not gold, is a woman's best 

Of earthly goods, the best is a good 

wife ; 
A bad, the bitterest curse of human 


Silence is a woman's true adornment. 

In the hour of sorrow or sickness, a wife 
is a man's greatest blessing. 

If a woman tricks herself out in finery 
when her husband is away, you may 
write her down no faithful wife. 

Woman is naturally prone to extrava- 

An extravagant wife is a plague to her 

Afi ikfi4K\riToy §lyai rV *P^f f^ JcaA^ 
dpfi-fiif. — Nigrinus, 

Auyitp rhv Bpx^vra o-cv^civ irpSrrov aln^v 
tV Apx^»'* ifiSffTOi 8* ohx ^T9V 
iLirtxofi4ifii rod fi^ itpov^iKomos, ^ 
w€pi€xofi4ifii rod wpoiHiKotrrot, *0 8* 
4y9i?iohstfi 4vtr§lvMV, ob fi4y§i fiaatkths, 
oM &px»i^t itW* 1j Biificey«ryhs, 1j 
B*o96nis yty¥6fA*¥ost 4nvoiur6 fAio'uif, 
1j Karm^povuy roi% ipxoti4yois, 


Aci KOfrrcpciy 4if\ rots Topouot kuI $ufPup 
irtpl Tw nt\\6rrw¥,^^/socrates. 

In an honourable enterprise there must 
be no delay. 

It is the first duty of a ruler to preserve 
the constitution ; this can be done by 
maintaining his own rights while not 
trespassing on the rignts of others. 
For the ruler who surrenders his own 
prerogatives, or assumes powers not 
nis own, is no longer a king or gover- 
nor, but a demagogue or a despot, 
whose subjects either despise or nate 

We ought to endure patiently our 
present suffering, and look witn con- 
fidence to the future. 

* This famous phrase, attribtttod also to Thales and to others of the S«ven Wise Men of 
Greece^ was inscribed over the entrance of Apollo's temple at Delphi. 

ViT.V,— ThagMis. 
Utivi Tip] ^ojtri^. 

Mtviv Ti t(i<t(i» Kol piffi pthrpar iiiya 
■ad If T< Maivbi' S«'0' hripifil^MX' 
T isinii 1-. — EhrifiJei. 

Afutt yip obwii Ko) To^attvScu flopti]. 
A[?*^fnii' ri TBr» B»«i'. — Euripides. 


(Economy is useless a( the bollom.) 

It is bud to save when you have 

spent yout all. 
To benefit the wjclied b a voin and 

Ihaokless lAsk. 
(Temlile talk aboul lentilfi.) Much ado 

about Qolbuig. 
A wonderful thiuz is motherhood, and 

great the consolations thai it brings 

to all, m that parent! are willing lo 

suffer for their children. 
Wine is a dread foe, and bard to wrestle 


At ^ (pet irXaiii. 

UixvtM ■act* in MMOv oJil.— Ainxer. 

Aia3>A)| -jif ian ttir^arw' (v rp tiis 
>i^r <2(ri si UiK^Drrtt, «Ti S) « Haiti. 
pirat. 'O /•» Tip tiMSiAAxi' Uk^h 
•6 TOfH^rrat unnryapbr' i t) iiuc/ii 
iraniM|ifni irplv 4 dTpuc^H Ja/uUp. 
— Hirfdetus. 

d ipiimr iTpa^tv. — Dtmadta. 

)A delta. ) Islands formed by the 
monlhs oflarge rivers, that are sniped 
like ihe Greek letter A. 

(A Delphic sword.) A two-edged re- 

(A second voyage.) The next best way ; 
B second plan if the first one fails. 

(Oae evil always succeeds another.) 
Misfortunes never cotne singly. 

Slander is a most dreadful thing ; when 
a man is slandered, there are two who 
wrong him, the slanderer and the 
man who listens. The slanderer acts 
wrongly because he speaks ill of the 
absent; the listener because he be- 
lieves the tale before he has ascer- 
tained ila truth lor himself. 

(A disposition ; slate ; condition.) The 
state of one's physical health. 

Dracon wrote his law in blood, not in 

(The parts appear greater than (he 
whole.) When we examine a thing in 
its details, it appears larger tbao wnen 
considered as a composite whole. 

(Eipansion.) The dilation of the lungs. 

il of the ' 

• TliB rejiUet ol the Delphic oracis • 
'lliii method bad obviDua advantage* m ^<q htvh, 
fliunple, durioK tbe Invuion of Xenu, [be Atbeoi 
Xbi» v«m ioterpnted br the majority at 
barad the old wocHlen paliudo rauad tae t 
lives vben thn Feniau occupied Atheni. 

i llle Ktvritf of the Uw* of Dracon, tbe Atheoian lawaivi 
becoBieproTerbia]. Tfaej were drawn up on tbe piiocipLa Uial 
and deeeived tbe HVtteil penaltiei. 

. that migbt bear adoubic meaning, 
iricle'i advice proving bad. For 
told lo tnut to l^eii wooden wall). 

id tbe Acropolii. Ther paid lor tbeir 'opinion wiib their 




AiA t\ wAwrti Zvoi w^pirroi y%y6vaffi» 

l| wotiifftp, 1l rdxi^ff ^vorroi fit' 
XteyXoKuul Srrts, — Aristotle, 

Ata^4pofA(¥ 9^ KoX rais rSv iro\*mieww 
McXcrcuf r&y ipturrlwy roiffH*. T'^y rf 
yap v6\ip Kotfiiw wapixofity koA ohit 
iariv trt ^%irnKaalais imtipyotiiv riwa 
^ fioBiifuiros ^ $€dfittros, h fih upv^lv 
Am Tit r£y woktfdmif lUinf otiptXriBtlfi, 
wurr§6opTts olf rats vopflunrcuais rh 
v\4op ical ikwdratt 1j rf &^* iifimy 
a^w9 4s rk fpya *l^6x^» 

— Thucydides, 

AfSov fiot T^y rtifAfpoy, aal Kdfifiai^t riiv 

AUata ipdaas trvfifidxovs c^cis $tovs, 

— Ji/efiaftder, 
AdtaiSy iirri irol rh rod A^kov ctirtir 

Ai6ir*p ^qrroy &«di/rwy 4arlv a^hy 
i^awarriaai' h yhp fioiktratf roW 
iicaffros Kol ofcrcu, rk Si vpdypiara 
woWdKis obx oUrw vipuittw, 

— Dentcsthefus, 

Alt Kpdfififi BiMaros, 

Ah Wf^s rh¥ ahrh¥ oXvxf^^ wpovKpo^iv 


A^it 3* i\(yri t€, ^i\fi rt. — Homer, 

Abt vov orSt ica2 r^v K6(rfioy Kutiiotg, 

— Archimedes, 
A^t ri, ica2 \ifiois ru'—Prodicus. 

AovXc^cfy wdBfffi x^*^^*P*>^ 4 rvpdy^ 
vol f . — PytAagoras, 

Ao^kovs cTvai ro^t ^a^Aovt Svavrat. 


< All who have excelled either as philo- 
sophers, or statesmen, or poets, or 
artists, seem to have a touch of mad- 
ness in them.) 

Great wits are sure to madness near 

And thin partitions do their bounds 
divide. — Dryden . 

We feel superior to our enemies in the 
art of war for these reasons. We 
throw open our city to all, and we 
never drive any stranger away to pre- 
vent him leamm^ or seeing anythmg ; 
we conceal nothmg, even though the 
knowledge of it may aid our foes. 
For we do not trust to preparations 
and crafty devices so much as to our 
natural courage in the hoursof danger.* 

(Give me to-day, and you may take to- 
morrow.) L!et us eat, drink, and be 
merry, for to-morrow we die ; suffi- 
cient unto the day is the evil thereof. 

If you act justly you will have Heaven 
as your ally. 

(It is just to hear even what the wolf 
has to say for himself.) Give the 
devil his due. 

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one*s 
self; for each man readily believes 
what he wishes to be true, even 
though the truth is far otherwise. 

(Cabbage, twice over, is death.) Too 
much of a good thing ; cramhe 

(It is shameful to stumble tu-ice against 
the same stone.) Experience teaches ; 
the scalded cat fears cold water. 

A dogma ; opinion ; tenet. 
A gift of little value, but still precious. 
Give me standing-room and I will move 
the world. + 

Give something to gain something ; you 
must spend to earn. 

It is more ^evous to be a slave to 
one*s passions than to be ruled by a 

(He said) that all bad men are slaves. 

* The panegyric on Athens fai the fifUi century B.C. U true, to some extent, of the England 
of to-dav. 

t Arcoimedes discovered the mechanical value of the lever, and this was his proud way of 
boasting of the fact. 

r ^aMi^^^^^^ 



TCI nl *(i0i>v efilAiTai. 

— MenanJtr. 

'a<K»i •ttrlf !)S<.rr<i., 
ain^ip^ rtfrtiHViaii. 

— Hipptuax. 

AuiOTBl 7i(> (•01' T# ^ii tJ kh7i-. 


Auffruxuii' Kp(«(, Ira n)) riAt ixSp'it 

« t*t«i»IJ 1 . — Ptriaudtr. 
ANpa wtitttr Kol Si oil) A^oi. 


— JlllHandtr. 

Truly Ihc evil-doer b 


^Vllcn an onk has f^tllen cveiy mao 

becomes a woodculter. 
There arc two days in a womoo's life 

[bit a man linds pleasant : the day 

be weds ber, and the day he goes to 

her funeral. 
To Ibink evi\ is very mach the same m 

(Walking on R ligbl-rope is tisAy work.) 
It is hard to turn back upon a tuuTOw 

Hide your misforlunes, lest your eucmies 

The proverb says that " Gifts appease 
the gods." 

•Eir ))■ #.\i 

It w 

: bave mouey we are si 

'Ew/Tsiit V^^ar/faiwi*. 
'ETT«a- rt^ V i-Ft\.—TiaUi. 

'Zyii fAp )i/il rmr tumr tfiit ftint. 

—Apellgdenu Csujsth 

: full of Icamtng. 
If all lite law* wen lu be annuUeil, it 

would not make much diHereoce in 

our manners of life. 
They show themselves in Ibeir true 

(Give a pledge and you will soon have 

troubles.) He goes a-sorrowing who 

goea a-borrowing. 
Temperance is the roundalioa of piety. 


E7& it y' ttrrrlwtiii' <tv. In, III nuttt ol fl would make reply that old men are 



Sttw tTwi, Ti II £1 iAdx'i'Ki' iyyv- 

rirer tiv 04liiii. — Scf rates, 
%)£> llir tir' ir rnli iraicDbt 4p£ fipormr 
itlwrarrat, tirai ^nl lai^rwf yint. 

— Euripidet. 
'tr^ paiUiie rhr iii* ■! watirra tiTr 

Itt/tr^fffu rirra rir xpi"'/ t&v Bl 

■vi^aarTB ibHit twiKtK^aSiu. 

— DtMaslktuts. 
'lyA am iniWofiM lal wapaKcAi «ti|ll)v 

AAirafati fumfftiaiiTr. — PkociaH. 

twice boys.) Old age is second cluld. 

To want notbiug I consider divine, and 
the man whose wants are fewest 
approaches! most nearly to the gods. 

Whenever I see the wicked b\\ into 
adversity I declare that the gods do 

The man who has received a benefit 
ought always to remember it, but he 
who has granted it ought to forget 
the fact at once. 

I command and implore you not to feel 
revengeful towards the Athenians.* 

* Phocion, Clis funout AtbaaiaB csDenl and itatennan 
and wu coDdcmned to deuh. Patriotic to Iha lut, ha 
Pbodon wa> on< of tfao poUlical oppomdU of DcmallKiin 
Bu of action the " pnuier of bt pahodt." 

>• old 1) 




^^■T Wm* «» 

DC. Do a kin^TiPSi jai 

licc^ vcic aie 

f»rK'.:ic so Mac^ of 

iTSh*. so that, 
rrcxroB BUT 

irt ohkW cI. — Efuteims, 

If TOO vuh to be good. 6nt aiiwfclrT 


jm2 9iiUL rmr^ ^fS^f , r^x* 

— AgesiJams^ Kmg t/ Spmrtm, 

tL U 9^ Mf Tit &rcT«« Aflf^cF 
^pMr, kftm^r^w^u — Pindar. 

El Scfr* n^Mt, »<ip« ol nicZr re l«Z. 

ilf to a fiitle roo sdD a little add, by 
poses a laise heap.) 'ManT fittks 

If I hire done anr noble actiao, that is 
a sufficient memonal ; if I hare done 
nothing noble. aB the statoes in the 
vorld win not prescrre my mcmonr.* 

That man deceives himsdf vho thinks 
his erfl deeds escape the eyes of God. 

If thoo doest evil, thoa most soflFer rtil 

If you soffer ills through yoor own foOr* 
do not blame heaven for }x>ar suflRer- 

(An icon.) Animageorrepcesentatioo. 

If you are ridi you will have abundance 
of friends ; it poor, you will lose both 
)*our fiiends and any good reputation 
you have possessed. 

If, then, there b any gift from the gods 
to men, it is surely reasonable to sup- 
pose that happiness is a di\'ine gift, 
since it is the best of all human pos- 

Even though Olympian Jove does not 
avenge at once, he will do so, though 
he tarry long; and with their own 
lives and the lives of their children 
the wicked pay a hea\7 penalty for 
their sins. 

(One man, no man.) Two heads are 
better than one. 

Business to-morrow.f 

The best omen for a man is to fight for 
his country.^ 

* The reply of Ac:etilaii9, the SparUn King, according to Plutarch, to those who taggetted 
that a memorial should be erectea to his honour. 

f The saying of Archias, the Spartan commander, whose procrastination brought about his 
death. The Spartans had occupied Thrbes, and Pelopidas, with other Theban patriots, formed 
a plan to recover the city and kill the invaders. A letter warned Archias of the conspiracy, hut 
being engaged in the delights of the table, he put the letter aside, saying," Business to-morrow.*' 

t The reply of Hector, the Trojan hero, when told that the omens were unfavourable for 

/d^ ri fr«7ff r«vri»r /uSfm^ irf/u^tfert, 

Eifthfy^ vA«vT jf wiXkt fiAM, fr U 

iroilpM, K* •feci* ifums mSrrhs h^ kywMit. 

— TTkeiagnis. 

ti /Ur elr sol &AA* ti Irrl •hvf MfM« 
iufSp^W0itf §$ktynf sol r^y Mmtftowimif 
9c^8or«y cTmu, col fidXt^ra rmv iwOfm' 
viwmv ie^ fiiXrMrw* — Aristotle, 

Efrtp 7^ r% KtH wirrbt 'O^^viot wim, 

Ik re ical ii^^ rt\§7, attv re /irydXy 

ol¥ afpffuf ic9^d\p<rt fVMu^i re no! 

ETi Mip, o^tr dH^p. 

Eit aBpio¥ r& awo\Aaia, 

ETi olm¥ht Hpicrrof , i^ii>f<r0M wipl wdrfnis. 

— Uomer, 

Eft ri i-Dp iH Toi Jiliiripoii. — Luiiati. 

El cufM SoSAar, iUA' i rovi iKtietpot. 

— Sophocles. 
'En Ai^riji ^aSo^tryui, Sraii AiJ^ai oiJv 

;(o MBo! it ^pBX/ilf nDrAaifdai.— flwn. 
'Ex etwi' -yap ftaxota) tSdhi Sparian 

■col iTD^! Kal xipTi S'aTai Tfpf^Xwiraal 

t' f^w. — Pindar. 
'Zk iu\iTiii sAiIdbi 4 fvo-fait i7BSa(. 

— CnVioj. 

*£■ TsE ^a$ipaS lOT* JAfTot teorMTiT 
•■pit ri tinra^pinirBt. — Laiiginus. 

^Wfiva fioAAaf, 4 vi irpeaSaicdfifrov. 

— Euriptdts. 
'%* THt Tip ttkaxpi* Kio^itf rnbi 

drvfi/rauf TliMi tr 4 Btatttufnivt. 


'Enbi' rip «M(I> lovAfft XP^" C>^' 

— €uhylHi. 
'EAo^pJ* Irrif ntfuCrKV fftt vAla 
IX"j Miftun'ir rovirrilt t» tI.>i Koxfil 
wpietann. - Mschylus. 

'EAirlBtt irifitmr, JAa^pol (faf. 

— Dielimtu. 
'EAvItii 'v Cwuirv- iv/AriirTM tl AirJr- 

Ttf.— 7(l<«n/«j. 
'EAiJt Kol ail Tix^, lilya xaipiTi- rtr 

Mh ifioi x' I't"', fii,"* ""•>' f •'■' '^'■ 

• StB French KdioB : Du imtii 

i A Lalin nriion of Ib«M lie 

eadid-QilBWi." Stt/mniferfui 

(Out of [he smoke into the Rie,) Out 

at [he Irying-faai into the fire. 
Tbouiih my body is enslaved, still my 

thoiigbls are Tree. 
By frequeot dropping, us the proverb 

says, the atone is hollowed away al 

l''rotii hearea comes all that makes Tor 

huiDitt »cel]cnce: Trom Ihe god^ 

come wise mcD, and meu ot tnighly 

hand and eloquent speech. 
It is educalioa other Ihan naiure that 

make« men good. 
(AnywoodHfilldo to makeasign-post.) 

Any blockhead is e<"'d cnou(;h to be 

sho[ at. 
It is best to quit life just as wc leave a 

banquet, neither thirsty nor diuuken. 

(From seeing cornea loxing.) 
Tell me where is fancy bred, 
Or in the heart, or in [he head .' 
'lis engendered In ibe eyes. 

In a short time we travel from the awe- 
inspiring to the absnrd.* 
Men derive a keener joy from unci- 
pected blessings than from those Ihey 
bAve looked for. 
More ore mined than madebyill-golten 

Extravasation of blood under the skin. 
No one voluntarily weart the yoke of 

A light task it h for him who is free 
from troubles himself, to school and 
exhort one who is in misfortune's 

Man's hopes are spirits with fasl-tleel- 

ing wiDgs. 
While there is life there is hope, but 

the dead can hope no more. 
Fortune and Hope, farewell ! I've found 

You've done with me — Go now, nilh 
othere sport. — A/erivale.f 

fnHB Ibe Greek AnlbolDcy wai nitd by Le !iigi: at tb* 




M4\riros oCrt "Avvros' oM yiip Ky 
Opturo* oh yhp dtoiuu Btfitrhf «Ivai 
iifuipon iufBpl ^h x*ipoi^ot fiKdirrtirSai, 

'Efio\ yhp 6 war^p oMv &voXff^fi. 

— Alexander the Great, 
*Ejuo2 8^ fA6¥ois wp6vif* rois t/ifAoffi. 

— Philostratus, 
'Emov Ba»6rT0i yaia fuxH^v irvp/* 
obB^¥ Ii4Ku fioi' riifj^ yiip KoX&t lx*'« 

*LfiwoSi(tt rh¥ X.6yo¥ 6 <p6$os, 

— Demades, 

^EfA^vTos waff IP iwOpiairots 6 t^s ^A«v 
$tpla$ w60os. 

— Dumysius of Halicamassus, 
'Ev kfiolffoit Kol K^pvSof ^4yy*reu, 

*Ek Mp«y, t¥ Bt&y yivos. — Pindar, 

*Ev yy wkvtnOai Kptirrov ^ xXovrovvra 
wXtiv. — Menander, 

*£y 8' iw*a* &s 8tc icv/ia Bop iv pfitwtffpfft 
Kd0po¥ ^al ¥t^4mv iiy§fAorp9^4%' ii 8c 

Tff wuffa 
dxrp ^§Kp6^$ii, iLv4ixoio ll luvh% &^Tiyf 
Icri^ kfifip4fAT€Uf Tpofi4ovffi Z4 r* ^p4va 

8(i8i^cf* rvrBhv yiip Mk Oa^droto 

<p4poyrai. —Homer, 

— Euripides, 
"Effort ictLf fjL^pfitiKt khy ff4pp^ x^^^* 

*Ey OaKdrrp (riT€7$ 08«tfp. 

Neither Mdetus nor Anytus can injore 
me. Indeed they have not the power 
to do so ; for I imagine that it is im- 
possible for the better man to be in- 
jured by the worse.* 

My father will leave me nothing to do.f 

Drink to me only with thine eyes. 

When I am dead, let fire consume the 
world: I care not so long as I 
prosper. J 

Fear curbs the tongue. 

The love of liberty is innate in all man- 

(Among the unmusical the sparrow is 
reckoned a fine singer.) The fowl 
is a fine bird when the peacock is 
not nigh. 

(The race of men and gods is one.) 
God made man after hu own image. 

Better be a pauper on the land than a 
Crcesus on the sea. 

He bursts upon them all : 
Bursts as a wave that fi-om the cloud 

And swell'd with tempests on the ship 

descends ; 
White are the decks with foam; the 

winds aloud 
Howl o'er the masts, and sing through 

every shroud ; 
Pale, trembling, tired, the sailors freeze 

with fears ! 
And instant death on every wave 

appears. — Pope. } 

The wise ought to possess their lives in 

(Even the ant and worm have got a 
temper.) The worm will turn u you 
tread on it. 

(You are looking for water in the sea.) 
Who so blind as he that will not see ? 

* Part of the speech of Socrates given in Plato's " A^logy of Socrates." Anytns amd Meletut 
had accused Socrates of " corrupting the youth " by bis unorthodox teachinfs, and succeeded 
in getting the Athenians to condemn him to death. 

t A saying of Alexander preserved by Plutarch. Philip's conquests of the Greeks aroused 
the ambition of his ton, the future con^neror of Asia. 

t Lines from an unknown Greek-wnter quoted by Suetonius. The historian narrates that 
when the first line was reneated to Nero, the Emperor said, *' Yes, and when I am alive." 'the 
words contain the same ioea as Madame de Pompadour's Apris moi U dilmgt. 

\ The simile describes the onset of the Trojan nector upon the Greeks, 



144 tyet ruva [oiux V 

•EvB' 'rrrv iii^Knrt, KaaiyrirTif Qavi 

There he m«t with SImd, Death's twin 

T 010. —//nn«r. 


Death and his brolher Sleep. 

■E* ^ipTov, K\M t4 (1*0. ^p4<r. 

I'll wreaihe my sword in myrtle bougb, 

bmtp 'AffiiSitt «al ■A(ii<rT07iii«j', 

The sn-otd that laid Ibc tyrant low. 


WhcD |)3triats, buming to be frc;. 

To Albeas gaTC equality.' 

— Co/AV/m/wi. 

'Ewsi;! TS Kuri TuTt vJAoi TtlCUafMTSI. 

A wise man anticipates what the future 


«-ill brinj; from obsoiing the ex- 

periences of the past. 

'Ec rim fiouXlt rsTi ffaoaTiri 'yKrrrsi. 

(The night brings coudkI to the wise.) 


Take counsel of your pillow. 

'Ef dW iX^iiia. 

In wine there is truth : 1h vino Veritas. 

'E* iAj31v E\fi.<< wir^a.—Titoiriiut. 

All things go wcU with the lucky man. 

'Er Ip^FD ipua/Titi ^/ya crMtii. 

Cowards ate woudrou& brave in the 

•E^it p,\la {uMTtv op/ixrov Jifw^Tuv 

than the fcendship of a world of 

B »a»T •1'. — DemecritHS. 

'E« »<l«oS(TI 7<Aa». 

To hugh imong moiiraeis ; to laugh at 


'£{• Ifi^v fifa»»i. 
'Urn roS wpirriLaTiii. 

'Eauir 1^ HiiABirila ffawrf votorXlf 
Bit T^pttn liin Ix", X(»l«* 11 Mltiltl"* 
npixtrai . — Dtntofhilui. 

'tautti 6 $lei Btirp^, lit ro\xiiiit x*ip'- 

riwor. — .4 rislei^rntut. 
'Enffupoi- t( W Tit ; rlf et Tir j 
miSt Ir^ MfKwat,— Pindar. 

'Eirfikv i^fi(«»i T^xtfiri. 

'£»■•■ mp^frTa. — llinmr. 

a funeral. 
(When ta Bpe»' company one must 

play the ape.) One must bowl with 

the wolves. 
Sweetest is the life that is untroubled 

i^ thought. 
(To make ropes of sand.) Your labour 

is in vain. 
(To be carried out of the course.) To 

wander from the point. 
(Beside the question.) An argument 

not to the point. 
Flattery is like armour in a picture 1 for 

it is pretty in appearance, but is 

absolutely useless. 
Life is like ■ theatre ; for the greatest 

knaves often sit in the best seats. 

Creatures of a day are we \ for what is 
Man } Naught but a phantom Ihnt 
quiclily fades away. 

(When mules have foals.) When two 
Sundays come in a week ; never. 

Winged words. 

mcticallT a ^Innfj u 

o(th* Attmiana, who rCfUidcdth 

n AMMAled to tikA EmaHn^ti 




"Evtitrtif iHocrrtff voikIKov i^ &5^Aov rh 
fiiXXoy, — Solon. 

*Eirl yfipaos ovS^.^ Homer, 

*Eirl buo7y Spfjuiy. 

*£irl |vpov ttrrarou iu(fi^%. 

*Eirl aavr^ t^k <reX^Ki}y ica0cAc7f . 


Kol Hovaittv, & rlBiitr* iuf6pdaiy tv<ppo- 
ff^yas. — Solon, 

''Epyoy 8i irayr^s Ifv rts Apxvfai Kok&s, 
icol T^ rcXcirr&s clicks faff* o0t»s fx<**'* 

— Sophocles. 

*'Epyoy 8' o68lv JlyctSot, atpylri U r* 
ily* i8of . — Hesiod, 

"Epyoy cvpctr irwyyci^ 
ir4yrir6s itfriv, Ov8cU 7^ dfioXo7ct 
dW*^ vpoaiiKUv rhy 0ori$tlas riyhs 
Mfityoy, AirttaBai yhp l/xa n irpo<r8oitf . 

— AUnander. 

"Ep^oi rts, %y iKcurros *li*lri rcxi^v. 

— Aristophanes. 

*EprjfAia, fitydXri *trr\y ri M§ya\iiito\is, 


"Epws, hs iy fiaKaieais vaptiais y*dyi9os 

iyyvx*^* «t. — Sophocles. 
"Epws ao^iffTov yiyvtreu 8/8€UriraAof 
oKoiov woKb icptlrra,y wphs rhy iu^pdhrvy 

fiioy. — Anaxandrides. 

"Earoi 8^ rovr* i/iap, dirayUa ytfiphy iy 

KapxoLp6ii0y trlytaBM iiioy k6kos ohie 

i$€\^irtt. — Theocritus. 

'Es Tpoiay wup^iityoi ^KBoy *Ax«uot, 

— Theocritus. 
*Erthy 8i oMy tifity' iy 0v9^ yiip 11 
iiKtlBtla.^'Dicgenis Laertius. 

Futurity carries for every man many 
various and uncertain events in its 

On the threshold of old age. 

(The epiglottis.) A cartilaginous plate 
that covers the windpipe during the 
act of swallowing. 

(To have two anchors to one's ship.) 
To be prepared for emergencies. 

(It stands upon the razor's edge.) The 
affair is in a critical state. 

(You are bringing the moon on your- 
self.) You are preparing a rod for 
your own back. 

Epic poetry ; the composition of an epic. 

Wine, Wit, and Beauty still their 

charms bestow, 
Light all the shades of life, and cheer 

us as we go. 

If anyone begins well his task, it is 
likely that the end, too, will be good. 

It is idleness, not labour, that disgraces. 

A poor man's relatives are hard to find, 
for no one will confess that a needy 
man is one of his kindred, since he 
might be asked to give someth^g. 

(Let each man practise the craft he 
understands.) The cobbler shoidd 
stick to his last. 

Megalopolis (the Great City) is a great 
desert; a great dtyisa great soUtude.* 
(Eros.) The god of love ; Cupid. 

Love, who keepest vigil on the soft 
cheek of a maiden. 

Love is a far better teacher in the school 
of life than any clumsy sophist. 

The day will come when the savage 
wolf shaU see the lamb in his lair, and 
not wish to harm it.f 

(By trying, the Greeks reached Troy.) 
Who perseveres succeeds at last. 

We know nothing certain ; for truth is 
hidden in the lx>ttom of a well. 

* See note on Magna civitoiy magna zoliiudo in Latin section. 

f The 24th Idyl of Theocritus contains several passages that are not unlike Chapter xi. of 
Isaiah. Virgil also uses similar language in the " Eclogues," and some imaginative critics 
have thought that Virgil may have hM acceM to the writings of the Hebrew prophet. 

wpij'rittiii'- — 14 rislelli. 

iHi' A /iifllr iffSXier. 

Gentle birth ar 

The desire (at happiness is ihe 

'ExMp» Bi yimuiia wfilpoitur. 

fifi«r(i', Aa\o 

« Mifi—Homtr. 

prosperooi drcum- 

1 nbo hit« no debts.) 
ul of danger. 
I of the sleeper catches fish.) 
)gs come when least expected. 
(Euthanasia.) An easy, happy death. 
(Eureka.) I have found it,* 
Keep a healthy mini] in a healthy body. 

Afens Sana in carport lano. 
(Prosperity is never friendless.) The 
rich guest is always a welcome guest. 
Be moderate in your prosperity, and 

prudent in advcrtity. 
(Pray; since all men stand b need of 

Heaven's aid.) 
More things arc wrought by pmyer 
than this worid dreams of. 

The lucky man is always greatly envied. 

J hale the woman 
Who dares think 


thing, and another 

My heart detests him as tile g^tes of 


The gifts of an enemy a 

tfaey bring no profit. 
(Until the crows turn white.) Until 

two Sundays come in one week ; 

Ztir/SniriXtu, ra lit* icihi nol lujiift^raii 
ical ii'iiiin'Dit 

Zilr$ yip luyiXj]! yXiiamit niitrevt 
iriptx^'IpH ■ — SofitKles. 

— SimimiJti of Cms. 


away friends. 
O kbg Zeus, giant us good things 

whether we pray for them or not, 

and keep from us hurtful things even 

though we pray lor them.t 
God utterly abhors the Ixiasts of a 

proud tongue . 
Jove alone has a remedy for all evils. 

Ih siipTOTal bj PUtg Inbudialocne'^&iiudWi 




Z^Aos yvPcuKhs ircErra wvpiroKtl h6fioy. 

— Alefiander. 
ZfiKnrhs, <kmt fiurvxil*rt¥. *is rdnya, 

— Euripides, 
Zrjifaiffxp^y aJ<rxp»f Tott leoKws irc^v 
K6(r», — Sophocles* 

2^i| MOV. 

2ktf^f iroi^paf Oivaros alptrdhtpos, 

— Aischylus. 

Zw/iw i\oyi<m0S, vpoirloKSurrts fiii Bavtty. 

— Menander. 

A jealous woman sets every house on 

That man is to be envied who is 
fortunate in his children. 

(To live basely shames those who have 
been nobly bom.) Noblesse oblige. 

My life and soul ; my dearest love. 

My life ; my darling. 

Death is better than an evil life. 

Carelessly we live, thinking death will 
never come. 

(Modesty gives rise to grace.) Modesty 
is essential to true beauty. 

(The waggon draws the ox.) Putting 
the cart before the horse. 

(Hebe.) The goddess of youth. 

What is not really beautiful, often seems 
so to the eyes of love. 

(Silence is a sufficient answer to the 
wise.) Silence gives consent. 

(Hegemony.) The lead, the chief com- 
mand ; the sovereignty of one state 
over smaller states. 

My tongue has sworn, but not my mind.* 

Be gracious to all men, but choose the 
best to be your friends. 

Thinkest thou that all my suns are set ? f 

Democracy is the severest form of 

Love is the sweetest thing in life. 

No sound is sweeter than the sound of 

Pleasure really exists in rest rather than 
motion ; and the saying that change 
in everything is sweet is the outcome 
of wrong prmciples. 

Shun pleasure; for pleasure is the 
mother of repentance. 

Ah, sweet it is to behold the light of day. 

The voice of a friend sounds sweet in 
the ears of a mourner. 

(A sweet servitude. ) A happy bondage ; 
the golden chains of love. 

• See Latin section, " Juravi lingui." 

i Philip V. of Macedon quoted ttiis line vHien the insults of the Thessalians provoked him 
to attack them, i8a B.C. 

'H alhias Ay€o$ ivurirtipfi, 

^H ykp tpwTi iroAAflUif t& /i4 koA^ iroAd 

"wipamai, — Theocritus, 
'H ykp ffiwirii rots <roipo7s iar* &ir<(irpi(rts. 

— Menam/er, 

*H yh&oir* 6fjLiifiox\ V 8i ^p^*' wtifioTos. 

— Euripides. 

'H5ccvs n€y (x* ^P^* iwamas, XP^ '^ 

rots fitKrlarois. — Isocrates, 
"Hhri yhp ^piolft vJu^B* iXiov ififu 8c8^- 

Ktiy, — Theocritus, 

'H hiftOHparta ri re Acirra/a rv/Kuvlt irrly, 

— Aristotle, 
*H8toy oMv Upwros, 
'H8«rror fticoinr/ia (waiifos. — XenophoH, 

'H8oi^ lutXKw ip ^pffiltf iar\p ^ iy 
KirfiffW firrafioK^ Si wdpruy y\vKh 
ilk woyripiw riya, — Aristotle. 

'Hl^y^iy ^^c* afhri yiip kCwiiy t/ktci. 

— Solon, 
*H8i» Tip T^ ^f 0\4wMty. — Euripides, 
'H8u y€ <pl\ov K&Yos iar\ rois Ainrov- 

ti4yois, — Mmander, 
'Mb MKfvfia, 


'H rif 4 M riv. 

■"X"! ■< 

' irrai ivTuv itT^rfi flii ^ftmdnjT 
oi Tupiylyn-nu.—D^iHBfiliilui, 
'H ^>Afa /r fiJvoti Tari nnvlalaii firri. 

— Ditgcrus Latrlitti. 
'H f iAaxpiU"'i>'v'^ M^TiIp (wi^trrof Avd- 


i« employ- 

IV X^iLVfUy ^D^oDl'TB 3*7, Choose 

ifl fi( Si^iravill JDriv ^SfK^nri y^ita 

H.ippiness consisils in the 

ment of [he faculties. 
Speak very little, or very plea 
[Man is) either a grid or a hrule. 

wife for her chnraclcr rather 

than for her dowry. 
Tune U, the tauchatone that proves the 

char jcter of men. 
(Like pleases like.) Binla of a featker. 
Much kind feeling accampanies a small 

gift : and what a friend has gii'cii we 

couDt of value. 
(The middle course is always the safest.) 

Mtdiu lulissimui ibii. 
The sea is still, the winds in silence rest. 
Yet speaks the voice of grief within my 

(Either drink or depart.) The water 
drinker is out of place at a drioking- 

(Thy hand, O Lord, bxlh been glorified 

in htrenfith.) Motto of the Order of 

Ihc Kedieircr. Grecco. 
I hurl the spear, but Jove directs the 

blow. — Lord Dtrby. 
A man's heart devtselh his way, but 

the Lord directelh his steps. 

— St^moH, Book of Proverbs. 
(Either with this or upon it.) With 

your shield or upon it.t 
Arl takes Nature as its model. 
Art has reached its highest pitch when 

it seems lo he nature. 
With humble crest at first, anon her 

While vet she treadb the earth, af&onts 

the skies. — Lord Dirby.X 
Tlie kindness of flatterers disappears 

when misfortune comes. 
A thing worth having is Dever obtained 

without hard work. 
Friendship exists among the good 

+ Tba wordiof a SurtKn mother to h« 
fail .hield mi coDiideicd a proof of cDwin 
dai inquired anxiouily for hii ihicld whoa 
hJl[Df]onau« flirhl Mim PhlLlppi. '^tiboq 

t Tie ducripgoD of the crowlh of Run 

nortilly wounded A Uultnei 

S left mi liltl* tk\t\A luihiKll " 

nir, wLich [t 

baltle. The lois of 

Tirfil imlUtad the 




Bdparo¥ uaop& viKas, 
'Up4a Ba»6rTtav. — Euripides, 

BcUarof inrpa^vifrrot. — Euripides* 

Batnir^ irarrf f 6^9i\6fA9BeL 

— Simonides of Ceos. 
&dpirtt fioif $dpaut rdievov, 
tri fi4yas ohpoM^ 
Zc&f, %s i^op^ vdrra itol icpaniytt, 

— Sophocles. 

S4\m r^xilf o'raXuytjAy, ^ ppw&v wlBoi^. 

— Menander. 
6<o} 8^ r* vianaXoaffiv. — Homer. 
6f 5f in ^i}x<^'* — Lucian. 
6cou 8i mKrrf^v ohx ^cf>Tt}8f fipoT6s. 

— Sophocles, 

0€^ hovXtiuv ohK iK9vBtpias fi6¥0¥f &AXd 
Koi $affi\tias Afi€ivo¥. — Philo Judaus. 

6f»y 8' &citi}ri rirvxro 
iiBaydTmy' rh koX oH ri woXhy xP^^^^ 
ffiwtioy lity. 

&t&¥ h yoiraat JCcTroi. — Homer, 

9raro7fft fi^ ^vpai ^4pi<rrov, 
fAflB* ii§\lov irpoothup ^iyyos' 
6K01OS i* obitU fiporw wima xp^i'oy. 

— Bacchylides. 

&vftov Kpiru, 

Bvola, /ityitmi r^ $t^ rh thfftfiuv. 

— Menander, 

I see Death, the high-priest of the dead, 
standing near. 

Death admits of no excuses ; there is no 
arguing with death. 

Death is a debt we all must pay. 

Take courage, take courage, I pray you, 
daughter; Zeus, the mighty king, 
still rules in heaven, and sees and 
directs all things. 

(Better a drop of fortune than a barrel of 
wisdom.) Better be lucky than wise. 

The gods are omniscient. 

A god from the machine.* 

None can escape the avenging arm of 

The service of God is better than free- 
dom, yea, better than the rule of a 

Against the will of heaven 

The work was done, and thence not 
long endured. — Lord Derby, 

(The issue lies on the knees of the 
gods.) It is in the hands of God. 

It were better for a man never to be 
bom, nor ever behold the light of the 
sun, for no mortal is happy through- 
out his life. 

Rule the temper. 

A righteous life is the best sacrifice that 
man can pay to Heaven. 

*I8faT y^/iiC< rSy ^fXwy raf avfi^ipas. 

— Menander. 

(Consider the sorrows of thy friends to 
be thine own.) " Bear ye one 
another's burdens, and so fulfil the 
law of Christ." 

It is a man's duty to love even those 
who injure him. 

(The sap of the mind.) The power of 
active intellectual work. 

(An Iliad of woes.) A train of dis- 
asters ; a peck of trouble. 

A cock-horse. 

My horse carries me, but the king sup- 
ports me.f 

(Women's proper place is the loom, not 
the public meeting.) Women should 
attend to their homes, and leave plat- 
forms alone. 

* 5>ee note on Deus ex machind in Latin Section. 

i This proverbial expression it said to have originated with one Corraeus. He was serving 
as a soldier of the Macedonian king, and, being requested by his mother to apply for his dis- 
charge, made the above reply. 

''l8toi' Mpdtvov ^iXuv KoX roht Traioyras. 

— Marcus Aurelius. 

'liTju&f ^porrf8of. 

^lititcLK9KrpU»¥. — Aristophanes, 
•'Inrof /if ^^pci, fiatriXtvt fit tpi^u, 

'I<rrol yvvaiKSiv tpyfi koIk iKKkriotat. 

— Menander, 




ijo laroPTA [oBnac B 

History is phaosophj- leachine by 

piia/r.—Dieiiyiius ef Haluaitiassiis. 


■\„xi»iy 'V ■i'-xi oifwB f-aXX-.* i,r^ 

Choose to have a rigorous mind ralher 

oii^o ri . — P)-tltagcnii. 

than a \ig(irous body. 

■itX-p'O' SxA" '"Til-, ot* *x" K "'"■ 

The mob is strong, but it has no sense. 

"IxMi f 'I 'EA^V""'!"'. 

(CanyinEfishtotheHcllespont.) Coals 
to Newcastle. 

■ixWi *« rfii KtfoA^i Bft.K <fX"»'- 

(Fish begins to stink: at the head.) 

Bad kings hare bad subjects. 

'li BpiTin »p((-f>iaT'- <iTuxoB.Ta mI' 

cririi Tii ir -rpi^tar- ti ii Svmoxo'i, 


comes, the wet sponj;e u-ilh a touch 


blots Diilthediamoi;. 

Kiyi ^), Ai« .f n<v^.W« )(,..,*. 

And so would 1, if I were Panncnio.t 

^Akxander the Great. 

K,a^,ia .i^n- 

(A CadmKin vietoiy.) A victory that 

bascosHoomueh towia. A iVuc 


A man whom poverty holds in its 
grasp, may not speak nor act as he 

oW (;i(iii SiJKaiai, 7A*iriin ti 

dXAi lanEmi, ti' <)v ri SwUa <>^tXf!; 

alavt.—TA luydidei. 

Tiiertr, — Hesitd. 
.at lalCor Ivrit irrl rqt adriu virpai 
ifUov ra>il(i(i TtCrsr diSa^Du Ajyo. 


Kal jtJjr Trf T* ritijni rait nAtfiCgut 

■oAsKfYaAf Kol TDit ImiJaii, a&K 

irrniSirXaii KaTaii9i,iidTmt. Oh i^if 
yip St irifKtir, ojt St MaTinrpatdptair, 
(trovrif al \<if 0/iTti. — Pbfybiu!. 

Kb) r Taxi I rroxf fiwtn. — Httiad. 

Raiptr YvfiA. — Pittaais, 
Koi^t ^X^ firfav txti. 

War is not so much ■ matter of weapons 

as of money, for money Tumishea 
the material for war. And this i« 
specially true when a land power is 
fighting those whose strength is on 
the sea. 

(Potter hates potter, and smith hates 
smith.) Two of a trade never agree. 

If any makes a friend of rnore accoonl 
than his fatherland, that man hath no 
place in my regard.— yrfi. 

If we conquer our enemies by honest 
dealings and just treatment, our suc- 
cess is greater and more pennanent 
than if we defeated them in war. In 
the latter case they yield to us under 
I. in the former, their sub- 

(Beggar envies beggar.) 'Tis one 
beggar's woe to see another by the 
door go. 

(Know your Opportunity.} Strike while 



is hot. 

• Tlis uyiBc !i puashnwd from Thucrdldn. 
i ParmBiia, one of Aleuodrr'a rrntrali, bad 

T to accipt a btllM : ' 




— Ph^ylides, 

Ka2 0'6, rinvovt 

Ka2 rk Xtiwdfitt^a (it.r.A.). 

Kal ro7f kyoBoit yi wou r&v v4tt¥ iv 


Koi ih w4vta$ai ohx ^fio\oyt7p riyt 
altrx^ft &AX& /i^ iia^iiytip Ip7y 
aitrxuty. — Thucydides, 

— jEschylus. 

Kaico7f j3<n|0fiy fuffBhr iyaBhv ott A^4l7* 
jUA' iipKitru ffot, fi^i Ti r»v iraicAy 
ircU-x€ti^. — Babrius, 

Kcurotr d/iiAAv, a2»T5s infifiiffjf Keuc6$. 

— Menander, 

KojcoS xSpoKos Kiuehv &6y, 

KdWos KoKhv im rh mu^uthy &AA' 
^Xi7oy (5. — Theocritus, 

Kakhy fihy iffrly ^ Tu/Kiyy2f x^P^^^i oinr 

jfx« 'i ArdSoffii^. — Solan. 
KoAwf &itoi;«ti' juoAAov ^ vXovrc tv 0/Af. 

— Menander. 

KaXwf v4ytoOat fuiXKoy ^ irXovr^y leauias, 

— Antiphanes. 
Kareucpiwrti B* ov icSyis 
ffvyy6y9ty KtByiLy x^P'^* — Findar. 

Kar^ arceyiya. 
Kot' ^lox^y. 

iopy^l. — Homer, 

KAvorrcf ohK ^kovov. — JEsckylus, 
Koiyal ykp tpxoyr* i Kir lit s 
iro\vw6¥t»y atfhpwy. — Pindar, 

Koiyik v(C^ rdyr^y 6 Blot Tp6xos, iara- 
rot 6Kfiot, — Phocylides, 

* Jnlius Canar't dying words to Brutus, as 
familiar in the Latin form, Ft /w, Brute I 

(Serve the opportunity, strive not 

against the favourable oreeze.) 
There is a tide in the a£fairs of men, 
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to 
fortune. — Shakespeare, 

Thou, too, my son.* 

And the rest ; et cetera. 

To those young men who, either in 
war or in other circumstances, have 
deserved commendation, prizes should 
be given. 

To be ashamed of one's poverty is 
shameful, but it is still more disgrace- 
ful not to labour to be rid of it. 

A prosperous knave is grievous to en- 

If you aid the wicked you will get no re- 
turn ; but it will be enough if you are 
not made to suffer for your kindness. 

(If you associate with knaves, you will 
become knavish yourself.) Who 
sleeps with dogs gets up with fleas. 

(Bad crow la3rs a bad egg.) Like father, 
like son. 

Lovely is the bloom of youth, but it 
quickly fades away. 

Absolute monarchy is a fair field, but 
is has no outlet. 

(Choose a good name before riches.) 
Good name in man and woman, dear 

my lord, 
Is the immediate jewel of their souls. 

— Shakespeare, 

Honourable poverty is better than dis- 
honourable wealth. 

The bright actions of the just 
Survive unburied in the kindred dust. 

— Hlieelwright, 

Drop by drop ; a fittle at a time. 
(Pre-eminently.) Par excellence. 
Death comes equally to the energetic 
and the idle man. 

(You are come after the feast.) You 
come too late in the day. 

Ears had they, and heard not. 

The hopes that are cherished by ever- 

toiUng men, are a bond that unites 

them all. 
Misfortunes come to all alike; life is a 

wheel, and happiness abides not. 

reported by Plutarch. The words are mor> 


IbXsiki sort iu\»Ur. 


»^a7(« Kir,,,. 


UorTB rpdrTdy, I) ^qS^irt. 

— DisHystH! ef HtdUarnasiUs. 

iHovuT wffiaiai. — SfcrallS. 

— Analiartii. 

— iHonytms tf HalkamastHS. 

KfiiramyyiipaUTipiiAr^6rt,. — Pitular. 

K^'ni f IKbui 6 Kaipit it x/"'^' ''^ "P- 
— MtiiandiT. 
K^i T^o^ia iririat. 

Krqfia Ji iff. 

Kr^MTQ (111 XftlTB. 

— Thucydidti. 

Friendg have their goods in common. 

Man is a social ammal. 

(Jackdaw wilh jickdav.) Birdi of i 

feather flock together. 
(Order; harmony.) The universe. 
May the earth lie lii;ht upoo bim.* 
(A word is B veiT lielil thing.) Words 

are but miod. but blow* unkind. 
Far better is it to die once for all. iban 

Eipend one's life in endless miseri . 

(Noble acts arc better than coble bdrth.) 

'Til only noble to be e°od. 

— Tetinysim. 
(It is belter to begin late to do our doty 

than never to do il.) It is neier loo 

lale lo mend. 
Belter lo do a liltle well, thin a great 

deal badly. 
It is better to have one good fiiend 

than a muliitnde of worthlcu ones. 

Il is better to br wise before than after 

the event. 
Better be envied than pitied. 
All Cretans are liars. 
Aa gold is tried in the fdmace, so 

friends are tried by adverdty. 
(The crow has paid for his keep.} His . 

owner has reared a bird to peck out 

his eyes ; he has wanned a viper in 

his bosom. 
A posKsnon for all time. 
Property in kind and in money. 
I have composed my history to be a 

possession for all time, not a mere 

literary achievement to win temporary 

Glory : fame. 

(A splitter of cummin.) A skjn-flint. 

Harmless is the shaft of the unwarlike 


Aiir*t n«(Mw. 

lUSt »i4a»t.-~Sfii(*irtu. 

ID tombitinei. Coapire Litin, Sit i 





A(iy 11^ wiaT€v«, woK^Tpow6s itrriv Zyu\o%. 

— Phocylides. 

AiBos Kv\iy96tityos rh ^vkos ob iroict. 

Aifihs ydp roi wdfiway i^py^ aCfjL^pos 
iufipi. — Hesiod, 

AifA^ yhp obihy iarly &irr«ivtiy Kwos. 

— Menander. 
Aiyos yitp roCpyoy ob ytK^ wort. 

— Euripides. 

AoiBop§7<T$eu B* ob wp4wti 
AyBpas wotririiif &air€p ipTowc^AiSaf . 

— Aristophanes, 

Aimis 9^ wdffTis yiyer* larphs 'Xj»6vos. 

— Diphilus, 

A^xyov iip$4yroif yvyii waffa ^ cAr^, 

(Those who have lamps will pass them 
to others.) Those who possess know- 
ledge will interpret to their fdlows. 

Trust not the people ; ever fickle is the 

(Lethe.) Forgetfiilness ; oblivion.* 

A rolling stone gathers no moss. 

Hunger is the constant companion of 
the idle man. 

(There is no arguing with hunger.) 
Hunger pierceth stone wsdls. 

Action always effects more than words. 

Poets should not wrangle like hawker 

Time is a physician that heals every 

(When the light is removed eveiy 
woman is the same.) In the dark aU 
cats are grey. 

Meucdptostf olKrlay Ka\ yovy fx^^' TCPV*"^ 
yiip €11 & Bu KoAwf. — Democritus, 

Maxpal Tvpdyymy x^^P^f- 

Mdyris 9* Aptaros Zaris fUACtt koX&s. 

— Euripides. 
Mdyris KOK&y, 

Viiya fitfihioVy fiiya Kcachy. 

Vi4yaka fiXdwrovtri robs ii^vyirovs ol 
ivcuyioyrt s . — Democritus, 

HeydXny iiapdKcupos ^8oH) rUni fixdfiriy 
4^ ijBovrjs yhp ^{itrai rh ivorvx*7*'' 

— Mena/tder, 

MtydXn fieydKri ipri^iia. 

Meyd\»y iLToKioBalytiy ZfAtts fbytvh 

M4ya x^^P^t ^<^^ '^ '''<" ^A/3ia Soifv. 

— Homer. 

Mc(f(W Koxk % &ffr€ liytutKaUty, 

— Herodotus, 
N«AcTi} T^ ray. — Periander. 

H4iiyr\(To iLttioruv, 

Happy is the man who has both money 
and sense ; for he knows how to use 
his wealth aright. 

(Kings have long arms.) Who sups 
with the devil must have a long spoon. 

The best guesseris the best prophet. 

A prophet of evils. 

A great book is a great evil.f 

Those who praise the foolish injure 

Pleasure when sought at the wrong 
time produces much evil; for mis- 
fortune is often the child of pleasure. 

A great dty is a great solitude.^ 

In great attempts even to fail is glorious. 

Farewell, and heaven bless thee. 

Sufferings that awaken thoughts too 
deep for tears. 

(Practice is everything.) Nothing is 
impossible to a willing mind. 

(Remember to distrust.) 
If you trust before you try, 
You may repent before you die. 

* One of the teven rivers which, according to m^hology, flow round the lower world. 

i This familiar expression is an adaptation of a Im^ firojn Callimacbus. See Th ii.iy«. fiifiXioy, 

I See note on 'Bpi^fiia /mtyoXi). 




M.Taflo\!, Tcdyra,^ yKaKi.—EiHfuiei. 

ChaDge is sweel in every thin g. 

Ititi. hirvi yip h itanait.—Arislolle. 

There is do learning without trouble. 

MitA fi* niXtiiaii i) euliMtx'i- 

(Gelling allies when the war is over.) 

Shulling the stable door when the 

horse is stolen. 

Kirpot ip,^of.—Clt<>/-»lHS. 

Moderation is best ; the middle course 

i; ^feil. 

M4tpv e3.p wtviirm. V^T(i.t Mlif" 

(Drinking water by mearare, and eatine 
cake witbont.) Fenny wise and 


pound foolish. 

Mi ylvotra. 

God forbid. 

M^Si Moi iKXniKrrot »drinet futAoi, iJAi 

[I^t me not die unwepi.but let my death 


cause grief and sorrow to my friends.) 

KoAAd'ira.^. 0U.&, tAVB lol rroraxii. 

I desire to die a dry death, but am not 


so very desirous 10 have a dry funeral. 

-7,r„«> TayUr. 

Kt,t\y iyM.Seltn. 

Nothing in excess. 

M^iiwBTt ^i]»r alffxpbv T8i4<n» n^^iT'C' 

Never hope to do a shameful action 

A^o-fir' «al 7^ JU Tofll SAADIII >ii9j,l, 

and escape detection; (or it yoa 

deceive other men, your own con- 

sdenee wiU sliU accuse you. 

M), .;t T),* atlp.O- iv^fljAAof A Tip 

Defer not till the morrow ; tor the morrow 

<<««>.i>' oiSJ roTt Ao^.M'M tAoc. 

iicvci brings accomplishment. 

— St. Chrynstom. 
Hi Hani, •upSaifuy xaiii *4fSra la' 

Argcrif. — Hisiod. 
Ml) irfni Knfu^rar. 

Seek n 

; iU-gotten gains 


\r luwic ti ((f/i(»r. 

H4 *fimt Ira ^4 ■f>'*<r<- 
MiAn ■«sl ♦Sffpoiwi n^^tr—ffumer. 
Hi >iDi yinit' i ^eiktu' iAA' A vvfi^ifti. 
— Menattdtr. 
H^rtv E<iSt, Uh., nitAt)i<lIria 'AxiA^sI 
olrAiViVrn*, t l^if! 'hxaxols iKyt' ttuKt. 

Ui, *<u!l ^ix-IHw. 

Mi iriffi »/ffT«B«. — Pillacuj. 

VHwori TBI ircwtr Mpa iplXot WBitJvtii 

AAA' old ^tiytir Siar Kuiv Aifi^vo. 

Mi tvp M avp. 

hUrrnp r^i MiUt i itpyta. 


(Do not disturb Kamaiina.) Let sleep- 
ing dogs lie. 

(Do not raise up an old gtievaoce.) Do 
not stir up the mud. 

Jndge not, that ye be not judged. 

Bad shepherds destroy the sheep. 

May Heaven send me not what I wish, 
but what will be for my good. 

Of Peleus' son, Achilles, sing, O Muse. 

The vengeance deep and deadly ; whence 
to Greece 

Unnumbered ills Kiose,— Lard Derby* 

(Put not a sword in the hands of a 
child.) Xtputro gladium. 

Do not Inist everybody. 

Never choose a base fellow to be your 
friend, but shun such an one as a 
sailor avoids an unsafe anchorage. 

Add not fuel to the Same. 

(No bees, no honey.) No gains without 

Idleness is the mother ot want. 

* The opening line* of Homti'i ' 




Mil Mp rhif w6ia rh 6ir^/Aa. — Lucian, 

MJ^ ^vmu rhv Xvarra i^t- 

iif xi^y* rh 8' #rc2 ^aif 

jSifMu irt <9€y M/y vfp l|fcf I 

voAd Bt&rtpoy its rdxiffra^-^SopAocles. 

M/a 7&P ^<rr2 irp^f fixv*^ iur^dXtUL, rh 
fA^ roatanoKU ain^y wttpdaai, 

— Dioc/es Carystius, 

flliipa' o1h» Bh oM fjuucdptoy hcA 
tvMfioyafiia ^Ii4pa ou8' hkiyos xP^f^os, 

— Aristotle, 
M(a y^xirn o& rp4^tt 8uo iptBditovs, 

MtSf 7^ X**^' i^*i^s f^X""!' 

— Euripides, 

Mia x<A(8^i' ^of 0^ iroic7. 

Mtit^ wp6^€urls 4<m rov irpa^oi kqk&s. 

MiKphy ivh rov iiXiov fitrdtmiBt, 

— Diogenes. 
MiKfhy KUKhv, M^ya kyoB6¥, 

Mifftt yt fiivroi x^^^y 4v KOKoTai rif 
k\ohs httira rovro leaXK^ttv $4\p, 

— Sophocles, 

Mitf-fi Bup4€», 1^ Tir iuwyKd(u irfpvwvuv, 

— Anacreoti. 

Mtffw firfiiAoya ffviivor^itf, — Plutarch, 

Mi<r<» tro^ttrriiy JUrrts olic a^ip ffo^6s, 

— Euripides, 

M6pots ott ytyv€rat 
Btoltri T^pat oiihk icar9ayi¥ wor§, 
rk B* &XAa ^riryxc? vdv6^ 6 vayxporiis 

^ivH ii\v I<rx&f 7^*t 4>9iptt 8« adtiiarosy 
0rfiffKti 8) irtortSf fikeurrdfti 8* iimrria. 

— Sophocles, 

M6po¥ dpiyvpov ^Kitovffi. — Anacreon, 

M6vot 0t&v yhp 6ilyaT0f oh hiipotv ip^, 

— y^schylus, 
Mhvoi b ao^s 4\t6$€pot, Koi vat d^pav 
80 vAof . — Chrysippus ? 

(Let not the shoe be too large for the 
foot.) Cut your coat according to 
your cloth. 

Not to be bom is, beyond all question, 
best; but, when a man hath once 
beheld the light of day, this is next 
best, that speedily he should return 
to that place whence he came. 

There is one way of making sure against 
the tricks of Forttme ; do not tempt 
her often. 

One swallow does not make a spring, 
nor one day ; so neither one day nor 
a brief space of time makes a man 
happy and prosperous. 

One cherry tree sufficeth not two jays. 

(Weak is the fight that one hand wages.) 
Many hands make labour light. 

One swallow does not make a spring. 

(A slight excuse is enough to do wrong.) 
It is an easy thing to find a staff to 
beat a dog. 

Stand a little out of the sunshine.* 

(A little evil is a great good.) Nothing 
so bad that it might not be worse. 

But verily this, too, b hateful, — when 
one who hath been caught in i^iicked- 
ness then seeks to make the crime a 
glory. — yebb, 

I hate a gift that gives me sleepless 

I hate the man who reveals what has 
been told over the cups. 

I hate the man who is wise in the affairs 
of others, and foolish in his own. 

To the gods alone comes never old age 
or death, but all else is confounded 
by all -mastering time. The strength 
of the earth dies, and the strength of 
the body ; faith dies, and distrust is 

Men have eyes for nothing but money. 

Death is the only god that gifts cannot 

The wise alone are free, and every fool 
is a slave. 

* The repl}r of the cynic Dio^renes to Alexander the Great when the latter asked how he 
could serve him. Nevertheless, Alexander declared, ** If I were not Alexander, I would be 

t rhe reply of the poet to Polycrates, the despot of Samos, who desired to present him with 
a talent of gold. 




— Mtnandrr. 

needs endure toU.) No gains without 

N.,pi, oJ Si,,.,.. 

(Refonimig old men is like ttnUne a 
corpse.) Habits become second 

nature : you cannot leach an old dog 

new triclis. 
(A dead man bites nol.) Dead men 

lell no tales. 
(Nectar.) The drink of the gods ; any 

ven' plea^aot drink. 
(NemciE.) Retribuiioa: tb= pereoni- 

fication of the righteous aneei of 

Heaven agiiasl the proud and in- 

Ni'oii t6 ffi^Sv upt^TTd, Ibti Toi! AnAtTi'. 

(.Silence ii better than speecli for the 
young.) Children should be Mien 
and not heard. 

Youth lacks eiperience ; length of yean 
alone can give this. 

[Fools nol to know Ihat half exceeds 

oBva. — Attaereon , 

the whole.) A little f.-ifd}* obtained 
is belter than much acquired ivilh 

(A Tool is he who leaves a certainty lo 
pursue the uncertain.) A bird in the 
hand is worth two in the bush. 

(A beautiful woman conqnen both lire 
and sword.) Beauty is invincible. 

Victory comes now to this man, now lo 

Respect Ihe law, lest it cause thee 

Bl^t -nrpAiiitn r£/w, ri» SI raur \iycj. 

Bf^ut vXiiTJ) Nov^er/pa yhAaanv vi 

OKit . — Pythaggrat. 

%i\t9 ^Ki\»t aM/tst' iftor. 

Welcome is Ihe best cheer, 
(A sword wounds the body, but a sharp 
word wounds the mind.) The 
tongue's Dot steel, yet it cuts. 
The sword inflicts a less grievous blow 
than the tongue; tlie former wounds 
the body, but the latter hurts the 

(A crooked log can never be straight- 
ened.) Just as Ihe twig is bent (he 
tree's inclined,— />o/ic. 
Or T# Surafy 7!^ fiiy' Iftari ^vt'ir. We may be bold when justice fights for 

—So/Aoclts. us. 

iif7y Irixtipt: KJcrra. (He is trying to shave a lion.) He has 

a wolf by the tail. 




oi^frcToi TO, KoKk wpdrTWf koX ruvt 
&AA0VS w^cA^iTci. — ArisMUn 

*0 &81ICWK ov /SovAcToi, cTi'ai 0*hv Iva fi^ 
rh 9i96vai BIktiV 6 ih iiBiKovfifvoi 
fiovKtrai klvai Bthy^ t/ iwiKoupias &y 

— Marcus Aurelius, 
'O 3ios fipaxvSt h hk Tfximi /lOKpii, 

— Hippocrates, 
'O 7^ iyOpcfwos, ipvrbv oitK tyy^iov ohli\ 
iutlpurov, &A\' ovpd»i6v ivriv, &inrtp 
*K ^l(fts rh a&fia rris Kf^aKfjs hpBhv 
itrr^aris, wphs rhy ovpavhy ikMttrrpafi' 
iiivov, — Plutarch. 

'O ykp 9t€uriir^s rh iwitinh 6p^ 6 8i 
iucMTT^s rhy y6fioy. — Aristotle* 

*0 h* aZ Bdvaros kIx* «tal rhy ^uy6tiaxoy. 

— Si/fioHtdes of Ceos. 

'O 8^ X<>P^c ^^^ iK*v9ipios ovrus t^tif 
oloy y6fios tty iaur^, — Aristotle. 

'O 5' 6\fio5 ou fidfiaios, &A\' i(pfifitpos. 

— Euripides. 
'O i\axi<rr»if Mfifyos fyyiora 0twy. 

— Socrates, 
'O iKi^as T^y /iviay oi/K aKtyl(ft, 

*0 fx^^ ^^ ijcoutty, iKov4r». 

0( i^vi'CToi 5tf(rrux^rr<s o<a<ppoyiovai. 

— Democritus. 
Oi avroi wtpt r&y ainAy rots atrrols t^ 


Oi 7^ KOKoi, KaKioVi iwaiyoufifyoi. 

Oi yiip Kvwptv ^fvyovrts ivBptiwwy Syay 
yooova* dfiolms rois iyay Bripvofidyois. 

Ol yitp wy4oyrts fityd\a, rovs Kptlaaovs 

wutpAs 4f*povffi rmy 4\tura6yuv 0iro. 

— Euripides. 
Ol yiip woWol fiaWoy dp4yoyrai rov 

Kipious, ^ T^j rifiris, — Aristotle, 
Ol SiifrdKTcs o'ianrp wlyovtru 

The good man is a friend to himself ; 
for by doing right, he will benefit 
himself and be a help to others. 

The man who wrongs another hopes 
there is no God, fearing that he will 
have to pay the penalty of his sin ; 
but he who is wronged hopes that 
God does exist, in order that he may 
be compensated for his sufferings. 

Man is naturally inclined to beneficence. 

(Life is short, art is long.) Ars longa, 
vita hrevis. 

Man is a plant, not bound to the earth, 
nor immovable, but belonging to 
heaven, which, raising its head erect 
from the stem, looks upward to the 

The arbitrator considers what is equit- 
able, the judge w^hat is legal. 

Death catches even the coward as he 

In such wise the man of a frank and 
pleasing character will habitually act, 
Deing, so to speak, a law unto himself. 

Happiness abideth not, enduring but 
for a day. 

He who has the smallest wants ap- 
proaches the gods most nearly. 

The elephant does not take notice of 
the fly. 

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 

(Fools learn wisdom from misfortune.) 
Experience is the mistress of fools. 

(The same persons saying the same 
things to the same persons about 
the same things.) Wearisome itera- 

Praise makes knaves more knavish. 

Those who shun love altogether are as 
foolish as those who pursue it too 

Conceited folk are indignant when they 
are beaten in argimient by their in- 

The mob strives for gain rather than 

(Thirsty folk drink in silence.) Beware 

of still water and of a dog that does 

not bark. 




0, e,oi „ 

Lycurguu 4 riv 


0, A«, 

T.. ;» ^dxp 

»■ i*«,.« 


irofTivouM milrju ffFouSV J» inirrmj 

Oltoi T« x^ftm it4yai wi\ti Triroi 

Olvot, t ^l\t nu, \tT<Tai, N«l lUiUta. 
— r»«mfl«. 

Olot j £lot, Towi t Xiyin. 

Ol ir\<7ffra. Svtpaaa. kokoI. — Bias. 

Of *^ni tIktout. Ti)> ifrleffv. 

— Euripides . 
'O Ktirht larpii at ttpvwtiati Jifirat. 

'O K^fioi eEroi ^(a irJ\ii VstC. 

'O iiJrfui riniH), J ^fot vdpstai' 4A(<t, 
Bit, dirqASlI.— Z>«17Weri/lu. 

'OAflfrw I) xf4 

'fiXefO-Xfira* rlTrirai, Smp fray 
'HAi Tifi^tra*. — MimHtniim. 

HEP [gkeek 

The rncc of man ii as llie rai:c of leaves: 
Of leaves, one (jeneralion by the wind 
Is Acallered on ibe eacih ; anoUiet M>on 
In spring^ luiuiiiLDt verduic bursts to 

So with our race ; these HourLih, those 

decay. — Lord Dttby. 
(In dealing with the wicked, the cods 
Itrst depiive Ihfin of Lheir senses.) 
Whom the gods wish to destroy, they 
first drive mad. 
(Lions at home, foxes in the fi^ht.) 
Brave when there is no danger nigh. 
When the men of old time declared 
thai the begmning was half the work, 
they meant that we ought to U!« our 
be^t endeavoun, to make a good be- 
ginning in whatet^ei we undertook. 

o( deer \~-Lord Derby. 
Wine is (he milk of love. 
Wine is the mirror that revcalsi the 


-eof a 


b Uie irulh. 

(Wine, dear lad, and truth, the proverb 

says.) In vine Veritas. 
(When the wine is in the words flow 

out.) Wine loosens the longne. 
(As the life is, so will be the language.) 

The tongue of a fool carves a piece of 

his heart to all that sit near him. 
Most men are knaves. 
The multitade ; King Demos. 
Labour is the mother of fame. 

Time, the physician of all our ills, will 

heal thee. 
This world of ours is one city. 

(The world Is a stige, and life a piece 

of acting : you come, you see. and in 

a moment you are gone.) AU the 

world's a stage. — Shakapeare. 

We must not consider a man truly 

unless prosperity endures 

' ) the end of his hfe. 

A few short years youth holds imperious 

with him 





*0 /iiySii' &8<irwy ovhtvhs 8cirai v6tiov. 

— Atitiphanes, 

"OniM yhp 
i6fjMV ¥oiAiCu 8ctrirorotf wapovaiai^, 

— ^schy/uj, 
"Ofioiov 6fioltfi ^l\ov. 

*Ofun6Tfis r^s ^tX6riiros fJi^rrtip, 

"Ovap ih lii6s ioriy. — Homer* 

"Ot^ap Kol Cwap, 

*Ov oi Bw\ ^iKovciv^ awoBirfiaKtt vios, 

— Menander, 


"Ovov y4¥tff$ai Kpurrov, ^ rohs x^^po'^at 
6p^ iavTov fi^as iwt^avftrrtpov, 


"Ovot 4y wiBfiHots. 
"Oyos Kvpas, 
"Ovos r' 6ytp itdWioroif, 
"Ovov ohpk TtiKiav ol iroici. 

''Opov w6Kas (rirus, 

"Oyy ris fAc^c fivBoV 6 84 ra ira 

*0 BpKu wapaKpov^/uvos rhp fiiv ix^phv 
S/ioXoyu ScSicMu, rev Si 8§ov Kara- 

*0 iras wpiwu iwvdwuv rit 9Ucaia xP^*^os. 

— Sophocles, 

'Omi yitp &y iwiBvfiy ical iwoios rts tip 
r^p ^vxhv% rairp ex*^'^ iKdnrrort 
«al roiovros ylypvTM iwos il/iAp At 
rh iro\6. — PlaU. 

'Owoia 19 SfViroiia rotai Koi BfpaMotwlBfS. 

'Owou ykp fi^ p6tioi ipxovoip, ouk t^ri 
woktrtla. Aci yiip rhp fihp p6fi0P 
ipx*ii' irdprwp, — ArisMle, 

The wolf changes his coat, but not his 

(The just man requires no law.) The 
righteous are a law unto themselves. 

I consider the presence of the master to 
be the e>'e of the house. 

(Like loves like.) Birds of a feather 
flock together. 

(Likeness is the mother of love.) Like 
Mill to like. 

Dreams arc sent by God. 

Sleeping and waking ; always. 

Whom the gods love die young. 

(Onomatopcea.) The formation of 
words m imitation of the sounds 
the>' indicate, e,g, buzz. 

It is better to be bom an ass, than to 
see one's inferiors enjoying higher 
positions than we hold oursdves. 

(An ass among apes.) A butt for others' 

(An ass at the lyre.] A sow to a 
fiddle ; a bull in a cnina-shop. 

(An ass thinks an ass a pretty fellow.) 
No mother e\'er had an ugly child. 

(The tail of an ass does not make a 
sieve.) You can*t make a silk purse 
out of a sow's ear. 

(You seek wool from an ass.) Ye seek 
hot water under cauld ice. 

(A man told a story to an ass ; and the 
ass wagged its ears.) Cast not pearls 
before swine.* 

He who takes an oath to deceive 
another, confesses that he fears his 
enemy, but despises God. 

Every moment b the right moment to 
say what is just. 

(What each of us most aspires to, and 
what we are in the depths of our 
mind, that, for the most part, each of 
us becomes.) My nature is subdued 
to what it works in. — Shakespeare, 

Like mistress, like maid. 

There is no real state where the laws 
are not supreme. Law ought to be 
above all else. 

* A proverbial pleasantry oied to hint that someone was very slow-witted. 



'Opa riA.D] fLaMfiiiu /Biou. 

ii aitie orrai AKKd itAV 

'Ot !» i "phi ifniir «iiAi< TiyoPaij 
ToiJTiiip wfHMrfiKii ymaiar Kiytatiu, 

— Diiin Chrysoilai/i. 

*0i 1' &r Sriv itatiat Muvour ^W 

VDii)Tiitii 0upat if iiqTai, irtiir0<li &i 

Spa '■ T(](n)i [irai'li ■ait|H|i Jr^ftti'Dt, 

irtAJft atrriy. — Plate. 

'Oi «■ if irJ 

f' Jfxp. (To^mth 

amwiaar wpQ«ayiipiiii,TiiyU wotjiaw 
(aypa^lia \a\aiwav. — Plutarek. 

Wbetc women are, there dwdleth 

{Regard the end of a long life.) Re- 
spect your end. — Shakes^eart. 

(The anger of lovers is soon appeased.) 
Lovers' quarrels are the renewal nl 

(A woman's vows I write in water.) 
Frailt]', tby name is Woman ! 

— Skaiispea re. 

(Mountain does not mingle with mouQ' 
lain.) Friends may meet, but moun- 
lains never greet. Pride loves no 
man, and is beloved of no man. 

(I Me that we mortals who live upon 
the earth, are nothing but breaining 
ghosts and fleeting shadows.) "Man, 
thftt is bom of a woman, batb but a 
short time to live, and is full of 

(I know no mm who never em.) To 
err b human, to forgive divine. 


^V^loe^e^ is naturally disposed to live 
virtuously, that man we ought to call 
noble, even if no one knows who are 
bis parents or his ancestors. 

Whoever comes to the shrine of the 
poetic Muses without a spice of mad- 
ness in him, being persuaded that Ail 
is sufficient to make a poet, will 
accomplish nothing. 

(The richest is counted the wisest.) 
Rich men's spots are covered with 

Simonides says that painting is silent 
poetry, and poetry is speaking paint- 

(The wise man carries all bis wealth 
within himself.) Better wise tban 

(Sweeter it is by far than flowini; honey.) 
Sweet is revenge, especially to 

uaiAi nf^p, fii^wiwir of 6tal. 

— Euripides. 

% yKAaat, Ik* oAk «\A«i I) ifuxV 'X"', 
■frrai tMHTuxS^rrti t^aar ■rtral. 

For if any man thinks that he alone is 
wise,— that in speech or in mind he 
hath no peer, — such a soul, when 
laid open, is ever found emptv.- 


autn] OT I 

'Oror iyatir vpiarjit, Italit, «iJ) nuriv, 

'Otar yip J{ Inrirrmr rvmvp4fnTmi, 

iKiirr^ novpoii -flmu rt hrlrryiia. 
— DtMi Ckryimlom. 
'Ora* i' i loffuiii irlfl naoaitj) iianl 
Tie raiJ' ffiAvfit irfwrgv, ^ fieuKtirrm. 
*Otw aim rkr olror, 

tnttr lit lit, afv *ii| S^Aif' — AnacrttH. 
'Otov mMn tii o^kt, x& tt^s ffuirdir- 

When you do a good action, give the 
credit, not to yourself, bot to God. 

When all pay their share, the burdeti 
to each is hghl. 

When God wishes to bring evil on a 

man, he first makes him mad.* 
Whene'er niy thoughts in wine I steq), 
All carking cares are lulled to sleep ; 
or toil or sorrow what reck I, 
Since, willy- nilly, all must die. 

cly cboo*ei 
d nelps him 

"O T* tj^it iutai it Ttoir V IjfiafrUt, We ought to set limits lo our hatred of 
lit ml f (A^ffitr utta. — Sefktcltt. our enemies, reinembering that in 

the future we may be their ftiendt. 
(God can raise to Abraham children ol 
stones.) hfotlo of the Pavioon' 
He who forgets aldndneu done to him, 
could never be a truly noble man. 

'Otow )' inoppi! ^rifVTii «J ^trnt/tirat, 

<A ituclf kiftmiiArif rtfX Vftrfnii -rttwi- 

Otyip iintniif it ^{n-ilvai rl rhipartoi 
TOtt iXAsii, &r nh Tap' ipSt oirSv 
wpircr irifip Tii I/nrra. 

— DftHeslhetui. 

Oi yif twiai Ixeiirror, iAX' Stb» IIu);i< Death is i 

Xpit"* Tu fiTa laiii tsvt' f^t) Aajfti'. we wisli 

~S»f^la. to do s( 

0& lip >iCffx«in-(t <f i*Ai >^£«'(i Not hy 

itrAiuta Tott ^O^avt.— TTituydidti ' — 

■Lord Derby. 
(One coppice could never support two 

thieves.) One cheny.tree snScelh 

not two jays. 
You ought not to be a severe critic of 

others' actions, unless you have fint 

done your own duty. 

I benefits, but by ren- 

Oi yif wA Tit thr y6in\ 

Olryip ri Mnarawlmt Tih -wpTYfiirwP 
ivri, Tit Si wpdyuart aal tAv j**- 
liirnr. — Dien CAryjgsltn. 

"g b 

dering them do i 

ship of other men. 
(No one has ever known his own 

parent.) It is a wise child that knows 

Its own father. 
Not easily changed is the mind of the 

eternal gods. 
Names are not the pledge for things, 

bnt things for names. 

* Uod from an ankaewn poei 
■entlDieiit ii oprflued hy the oi 
venion of the ibore Ham. Tbej 
vmit ftrdtrt, /n'M dtmtn/al. 

qneieil by tlie SchoQuI on the jIi 

of So^ocla. Tht 

Ov 7V ti' rpirer, iUU rhr ■ 

fidi-ov fur^k\a(ir. — jEickinei. 
Ovii 'KpH\^> rpii lug. 

rXO'Ta IfAtrffTB, tI* ti ll)j AuTOUMH'Ol-. 

— Apolttuhrtts. 
OliStU ayifAtvu iSiKwi' T/ir>i> duc iiro- 

T fifff I > ^- flerodetus . 
Ofttli yip tv ^fifiTai f A('. 

— .4n"iAf/i!. 

Oitdi 7^ o^rwi Dull t^iftvi itrrX 

feStpbt, oSrt narlryopai Stitbi &! q 

einait 7! iyiiaitiiieiiaa ral) lniarifV 

fvxa!!. —Ptfybius. 

Oulfli tix<t irvAifaf Kb) (if'" icaiiji 

Oi>tth, Kilpr', Irqi «a Kipitn ftnn 

iKKi. BiBt TD^ov SiirapfS ifiipoT ifiaiy. 
OtUi' "f^ httfAitii%aa ttot jlpyvpoi 
(•Kt* ti/urn' lyBAxrTi' Tavrn csl vilAtii 
iropftr, riS' irtpai liattatJt'ir tifjivV 

iSfwraii. — SafhaeUs. 

OMlr J> itfpdirsiffi iifm xf>W>' ff'ttov 

A man does not change bis mode of 

lite when he changes his abode." 

(Etcu Hercules caiild not alniggle 
against two.) Two lo one is odda 

Do not call him happy who has tlie 
most wealth, hut mm who has the 
fewest troubles. 

The evil-doer has always to suffer Ua 
his wickedness. 

(No ooe loves the man whom he fears.) 
" Perfect love casleth out fear." 

(There is no more dreadful witness, no 
more terrible accuser, than the con- 
science that dwcUs in the hearts of 
each of ns.) Thus conscience doex 
make cowards of us all. 

— Shakesptan. 

No wicked man is free from toss and 

No mm, friend, is (he author of bis own 
grief or happiness, but the gods im- 
parl to all both good and evil for- 

No evil so great as money ever was 
current among mankind. This lays 
waste cities, (his drives men rrom 
their tiomes, this trains and perverts 
honest souls so that they essay deeds 

— Arislephantt. 
OMlf fu^Tqv 4 ^iea voiiZ — ArislelU. 

Oiitlr wfirfiM. 
out* >pi> rm. 

(NaturecreBtesnothinginvain.) Eveiy 

created thing has its own proper 

(Nothing fattens the horse so wdl as 

the master's eye.) The master's eye 

makes the horse fat. 
It is no matter; it is of no conse- 

the point ; nothing to do with 


A JAT)fa ; — Phocien. 

Ob tlnaiot li,' T*> Mfiway rarnflar 

— Itxralls. 
M t«»7v dpurrot iAX' «Tmu. 

OJf Bfnrroi SfriUf rf aol ToXaTtfat 'par. 

;Tn 163 

Have I inadvertently said something 

wrong ?• 
II is not right that the evil which men 

bring upon themselves should be 

imputed lo circumstances. 
Not to seem, but Co be (he noblest. 

Oi tinrtax aiJXii Npu^^fai Iwiru tftvt 
OiiK iriaSir rvhwittpariii' <F( Kofpoiin 
fTi Bavt\tit.—H»mtr. 
Otit 'AAinuai «»' 'EXAqv dAA& irijirfiiai. 

(You cannot love Thetis and Galatea at 
the same time.) You must be off 
with the old love before yoa are on 
with the new. 

A dty that is set upon u hill cannot be 


m fares the State 
Where many masters rule \ let one be 

One king supreme.— Zofrf Dtrby. 
I am a citizen, not of Athens, nor of 

Greece, bat of the whole world. 
The world is my parish. 

—John Wtslty. 
(It will not always be summer ; harvest 

while you may.) Make bay while 

Otk &r -finino x*p't iatXi, no] cud, 
iKK' iarl tij triyKpattt, tar' Ix'i* 
■oUgf. — Euripides. 


Ot* (twit, npArti, litriBni S* U 

Mk iCirtr.iiI To^wkciiriei iyoBat, — Piatt. 

^fXsK ArirjTTtv £rip lArov ti iroiiu', 
^4 t( 7« M( Toii Sfsli. — Dtmastkena. 
OliK fiTTt BrTfrSr IffTii fvr* MtMfpai' 
4 ■KpVuA.-iitf yiip Savkit t<rrif fl rixii, 
^ wKijfoi abrhr irjAtof 4 v^fuii' rpaifial 

Otii (eri aptiTriw thE rutvu dM) (r. 

the SI 

Nothing that is compulsory should be 
regarded as shameful. 

There could be no good without evil, 
but both are intermingled, so that all 
may be well. 

(Men credit gain for oaths, not oaths 
for them.) The word of an honest 
man is as good as his bond. 

Thon art not dead, my Prote, then art 
flown onto a land much fairer than 
our own.t 

(The very rich are not good.) No saint 
was ever a millionaire. 

The man who makes no effort for bin- 
self, ought not to seek the help of 
either (nends or the gods. 

No mortal man is truly free ; he is a 
slave either to money or fortune ; or 
else the populace of his city or the 
laws prevent him from doing as he 

(Nothing, nothing is more valuaUe 
than dleoce.) Speech is sUvera, 
silence is golden. 

mblv tl_T 

latioD to a (Head 

poem from the Greek AutbOloff. The seiKiiaeat i) ChrittUa ralber 

* Fbocion'i critidmu were to anpalttahU 
ccuion be wu appUnded, he alhcted to be 

+ -At Gnt 
1*1 pagan. 


Ofrjf fori A^inji iAXo ^dpfiaKO^ BpoTo7f, 

in irSpii taB\oS ital ^(Aav Tapainms. 

— Enripidt!. 

mp' dyoSorn 1" iySpiiy. — Euripides. 

QliK (niiv SiTTIt rifvr' in^p iHaxia*tl. 
— Euripides, 

4paTt i^tiTphi, vcJBtT, C/t oi/K tar' tput 
TsiftiiTiii SAAoi, oTdi T,tle,r ipir. 

— Eiiripidts. 

Ob* tan* DvTU fiipai Si iattit Ip^, 

— SephocUt. 

Oi« orcrai Siei'i dm d fiBiot. d 3t Inn- 

itoeart'ir T^p ^fitnar nl tbE 71. 
fimrtp i TiirraAaf Amlwoi Tir XfSov 

1,6Bor, i( d4x fiTTo* fijt' auToD Tufi- 


'Tis tmly noble 10 be goead. 
man has unalloyed happiness. 

OEMvr yMm fiitcrrai tit t^fpfii TaAor; 
Ofrit ^aufitu ^tvpCKf tpaxMiS'' M^'V'- 

— Epicharmus. 
Of A^, lAA' fpyy. 

Ob ^liv yilfi t1 rod ^mir jlfup^tpav 

vintmt, taat. Tt YnTav fri mlii tc 

■col tpni. — ffmtr. 
Ofi filv 7(lp 71 ywatuhi i*^ AqlCtr* 

01 ^ittor if', hi roijciv, d T^fwr Sli roTl 
rlTnitr' ir, iAAi nl J jifAM-Jtlt. 

— Z"-!!/*. 

Children have no greater blessing than 
thirir molher; children, love your 
mother, for no love i? so strong, so 
sweel, as dial belween a mother and 
». child. 

No man is so foolish as lo beeuamoured 
□f death. 

No longer are women Irustwortby. 

The uobeliei-er thiolcs the gods do not 
eiisl, but the mao who Is afraid of 
the gods wishes they did not eiisl, 
and believes in them against his will, 
for be fears lo die : and as Tantalus 
longs to escape the stone suspended 
over his head, so such a man is eager 
to escape this fear which veighs as 
heavily upon him. 

Is it not the sweetest langhter when we 
laugh at our foes 1 

I do not buy repentance for ten 
thousand drAchtnx.* 

Not a clever speaker, but incapable of 
keeping silence. 

(Not in theory but io practice.) Deeds, 
not words. 

Of all the creatures that breathe and 
move upon the earth, none is more 
sorrowful than man. 

* The i«p]]F of Demoithaiai u 1 
«l)o HDihi ba f«Toiin. 

t Tlie Innrr of the vsultHy comr 
ll w» tbe homa of Kmu oftbemoit 

, who ailed etorblUst in 

T make a crab to walk 

0£ itphi laTpQv ffa^v 

Ot tI fii- ripl irAifiTTBU waarrioi', A\Ai 
rh (J ^r.— Plate. 

OKrtrt iwh t1)> Tfiv Ipx"'"' fUToAo- 
fvbi ill rjk( tAv (iiKoimir infraai 

fi*ia[ TtHi pipomu, 6^' ir inmi- 
fMHi, ml si nil Klmy ^ifiaariMal, ry 

— Lattgintu. 

OStmi I^ CTo\ir*i''o'' '<pl ''*^ tatatau 
irtp6f, Or T* if w«»l( TlTnrra* <^ t" 
it riaM 4 Tiri &AA(i t£v taKa(imnr 
■«»', &i ralrTy TnEra fli l7aSifl' Ti 
t(A(Vt4'm (Srri <) (ul iirallar^iTi. 
M Tip N) hi} T< «»' '«-) ifi)A<rTU, 
t> ftv vpsfafuMw M^A[| tdcoMt yfri- 

09rat, it nEmm fttt xV**^" '^*' 

MftUm. —Uemir. 

■VMpAr, iiiivfu ni^innaui «I ir*\AaI- 
XoAn^ffKir tJj* ESpw, <| iSXJ^fr 

lavTf furtCnru T^t i-tioif oirMfraTM 

It is not the slotAi] surgeoD'a part to 
siiig chamiB over a wound that needs 
the knife. 

We ought not to teckon mere life, bat 
Ufe spent virtuously, to be the hisheit 

A CDte old foi this I 

Thus, torn the sablime spirit of the 
ancients there flow into the mbds of 
those who imitate them certain eman- 
ations, like clouds of vapour from the 
defl racks in holy shiines ; and these 
impire even the most ungifted with 
the enthusiasm and greatness of 

We most hold this opinion of the just 
man, that, if he faU into poverty or 
disease, or any other of these seeming 
evils, ail these things work togetlier 
for good to him, either during his 
life, or ailer death. For that man is 

become just, and, by practising virtue, 
tries to appraach, as neariy as a man 
may, Co Uie Hkenessof God. 
Not on every man does God bestow 
His good gifts. 

It is man's nature to resent evil wonls 
more than evil deeds ; for it is more 
easy to submit to injury tlian insult. 

We ought to exert oorselves in nich 
a way that &cb may feel that he 
*"" gained the victory by his own 

'O ^^Ywv fiMav ftA^iTB ^6yti, 

{The eye of God closes not in sleep, 
but IS near at hood whatever work 
weengagein.) Behold,he that keep- 
eth hrael shall neither slumber nor 
sleep — Psalms cixi. 4.* 

(No counsellor must sleep the whole 
night through.) Uneasy lies the head 
that wears the crown. 

* Tlw Gieak qootatioa i* a (ratOMOl from an ni 

'O f Uoi tTtpoi ty^.—ArutQlU. 

anitrruf Kai iinti'tT^aTav. 

— Dtmoilhtlltl. 
'O xolpoi liinat it6tpaii cnl BapB^P'T- 

— Clement of Alexandria. 

AiiTTii. — SextHS Empiricus. 

nir d firyaf T^flnjici. — Plulartk. 
nibra Tip fifnr liinTTat JamrASr" Xi« 

Tlim^ irii'^^iu tvrfit. 

niUra \Ar iiaSapi tsTi iriita^arT. 

Ilarrl >(^r() ri KfidTei 0f &t Cniriv. 

nor ri inAitpii' x<>^**'' MoAirrfTu. 

— /"/ii/arcA. 

n^TW U /id^ivr' otrx^na <rBirrJr. 

(A friend is a second seir.) AlUr tgo. 
The mob is the most iinreliable and 
senselesa thing in the wotld. 

(In dung and filth the divine revel.) 
■' He that is lilihy will be filthy slill." 

Thcwgh the mills of God grind slowly, 
yet they grind exceeding smaU. 

— Longjellaw. 

(Better leani lale than never.) It is 
never loo late to mead. 

(Sufferings are lessons.; Bought wit 

is best, but may cost too much. 
(Even a fool is laugbt by experience.) 

The burnt chUd dreads the fire. 
(Il is useless to weep anew over old 

griefs.) It is no use crying over 

spilt milk. 
(Old things become new in course of 

time.) There is nothing new under 

the sun. 
All things in excess are contrary to 

The great god Pan is dead. 
Whate'er of virtue or of power, 

Or good, or great we vainly call. 
Each moment eager to devour. 

One vast Charybdis yawns for all. 

— Merivale. 
Women koow everything about every- 

Everything is contained in tlie words 

"like aking." • 
To leave tio stone ontumed. 
To the pure all things are pure. 

Everything is a matter of opinion. 
God always favours those that take the 

middle course. 
(Everything once hardened is difficult 

to mould.) Youths and white paper 

take any impression. 
Respect thyself, let that b« tby first 

* Tbfl npl)' ef Ponii, tfae lodias piiDce, to Al 
iDvuiDD of Aili, baviDK AelaXrA uif captured Vt 
tmUsd. "Liko > ki»(,'' replied the eaptive,": 
^nwaled to Alexud«r lo much that he mtoreil tc 

Slider Uie Great. Alexander, 

m t)iB"Oold(i]yi 




— Protagoras. 

TlapafivBiay ^4p€i rh Koi¥wvohs tlyeu rwv 
ffv/A^pSk. — Dion Chrysostom. 

Has yow wonfriis ytyw9r(Uf Khy tifiovvos 
f rh wpiy, ot hv "Epms S^rcu. 

- PUifo. 

Tlas 4(Tr\ p6fios 9!ifnitia fikv Kot hcipo¥ 
0*w. — Demosthenes, 

Uaci BaiftTtf fitp^tfftri 6^tl\frai, obii 

rts itrriv 
atipiov €i C^irci, 9riirhs hrurrJ^itvos, 

Waffw §h^povovfft avfifJMX*^ t^X^- 

Udra^op fi^p, Hutowov 94, 

Utgrpis ydp itrri iraff*, tr* &y rtr f S. 

Uaitpois yap Mpwp itrrl ^'vy^cyif rdit, 
^i\op rh¥ finvxovvr* Amw 4fS6yov cifi9%». 

— jSschylus, 
flaxcia yaar^p K9irr6» ov rtitru v6ov. 

TltiBapx^^ y^ 4<^i 'v^' fintpa^ieu 
fi^rnip yov%s irornipos' W fx'' \6yos, 

— jSschylus, 

nciM» ijAp yiip tvtiap^ fyts S' fytp dyrt- 

^vTc^ci. —Phocylides, 
Uftpq, Oiip rdirra rcXcirat. — Theocritus, 
Utlffas \difi§f M^ fiiaffdfitpos.^-Bias, 
n^yijTof iofBphs oif9kp %hrvx^(rr%pov * 
T^K y^ M rh x^^P^i^ fjLtrafioKiiP ov 

wpovioK^, — Diphilus, 

Ilci^cir Z\ fitrptms robs wpoiHiKorras 

ob yhp r9$ya<rip, aWk r^p air^p 696p, 
%p Kwrip i\$*tp ttrr* itPoiyKalut ^x^^* 
wpotKriXbBacrtP, Elra x4m<'' Utrrtpop 
CIS rahrh Kvrceytayuov abroX% ^^oiitp^ 
KOipf rhp IkKKop vvpiiarply^oprts xp^^^^- 

— Antiphanes, 

H^pia yhp i<Tr\p 4 rp6wmp 9ihd<rKaXof. 

— Antiphanes, 

Man is the measure of the universe. 

No, thank you. 

Misfortunes are rendered less keen when 
others share them with us. 

When Loye claps him on the shoulder, 
even the man with no ear for poetic 
harmonies becomes poetical. 

All laws are an invention and gift of 

Death is a debt all mankind must pay, 
nor can any be sure that he will be 
alive to-morrow. 

Fortune is the ally of every prudent 

Strike, but hear me ! f 

Our country is the country in which we 
fare the best. 

Few men have the natural inclination 
to respect a friend when he prospers, 
without envying him. 

(A full stomach breeds an empty mind.) 
Plain living and high thinking. 

Obedience is the mother of prosperity, 
a child that brings salvation ; so sa3rs 
the proverb. 

Persuasion is a great blessing, but strife 
ever breeds strife. 

Trying will do anjrthing in this world. 

Win by persuasion, not by force. 

None is more fortunate Uian the poor 
man ; for he alone does not fear that 
his condition may change for the 

We ought to bewail with moderation 
the loss of friends; for they are 
not dead, but have gone before along 
the same road wmch we must all 
traverse. Hereafter we shall all come 
to the same abiding-place, and shall 
spend the future in their company. 

(Poverty is the teacher of manners.) 
Poverty sharpens the wits. 

* An adaptation of a line of Euripides. 

t The £amous reply of the Athenian Themistocles to Eurybiades, the Spartan commander, 
when the latter was hotly resisting the proposal of the Athenians to meet the fleet of Xera«s 
near Salamis, 480 B.C., instead of retiring to the Isthmus of Corinth. Plutarch relates that the 
Spartan, enraged at the boldness of Themistocles, threatened to strike him. Herodotus fives 
a diflKsrent account, making Adeimantus the Corinthian, not Eurybiades, the oppoter of the 
Athenian's plans. 

0lov Birarat, nhn if oiKltrnu Tii auT^r 

ikxlia. ptiHW S' 3 Ti iv 4 0t^I Sit? 
7t vva (mi. — Dimesthtnes. 

Oiyf nat fb^mlrav.—PallaJas. 
JliraiM' i$pi ytKAirrn.—Ana 

■' iyaSi! ixiy' 

IlAiini Biot rlOijiri am^pevitTtpav. 
TtKiivut St Toi Ifyoy iitiin/r. — Homir. 
n\ip<ifix nfiiou ft i^riini. — Si, Paul, 
n^llVTOT Gi'ti' ipna\ auH li(riii^t Kii^iKOS' 


TlKavrot U ini\A£i' itiKihiiitfC icrir 

torU iA>l»^i. — lAieian. 

— Mttattder. 
TliKa tV '^' *1^ I"' ^ip^i C'T^ 
JrJt. — SaphocUi. 

— Demeslhettts. 

tHoarn fiaXAav iriJrTar ^iA<T, t))v U 

Tofi KAy<f rlemu 4 r)|v tm iuvr. 

— Ufareus Aurtliui. 

litpow. — Ariilelk. 

— MHfifiJa. 

Deatb ia the end of all men's lives, 
evta if a roan is ever on bis guard, 
and hides himself in some obscute 
comer. Brave men, therefore, should 
always baldly engage in honourable 
deeds, and, using hope as their shield 
ordefence, should endure with a stoul 
heart whatever lot God sends them. 

A good neigbbour 11 a blessing, as a 
bad one is a curse. 

Drink and be meny. 

Drink, nnd let the merry langh go 

(By trusliuB I lost my money, by mis- 
trusting Isavcd il.) 
If ycu trust before you liy, 
Yon may repent before ^ ou die. 
Tiavcl sharpens the wits. 
Many bands make labour light. 
Love is the fullilling of the lav. 
Wealth without virtue, is a dangerous 

Wlio holds them mingled, is supremely 

blest . — Mt rival f. 
Wealth is a cloak that coven a multi- 

ludeof sins. 
A well-stored mind is the only tux 

Cirey hairs are a proof of age, but not of 

That is no real city wk 
vested in one roan. 

Little strokes fell great oaks. 

(Often even a boor spcoJis to the pur- 
pose.) A fool may give a wise man 

(Often a whole dty suffers for the dns 
of one roan.) One ill weed mars a 
whole pot of pollage. One rotten 
' sheep ruins the whob flock 

It often seems more difficult to roaintain 
than to gain an advantage. 

It has often surprised me that, while 
each man loves himself more than 
anyone else, he sets less value on his 
own estimate of himself than on the 
opinion of others. 

There's many a shp 'Iwixt the cup and 
the lip. 

Mauytcheroes you may devise, for you 

« the power is 




rcpor WAci. — SophocUs, 
IIoAA^ ^c^rroi &oi8o(. — Aristotle, 
n((\A' %xki (Ttmw^ KoXd. — Menander, 

n((AA' M kKAwni, axx' ^x'*^' ^^ M^* 

r& /liytara icok^ Iro^oi^. — Xenophon, 

XkoKkxii fu^Jci Kptirrov^s 9i9aaKdKmy, 

TioWol trrpvnryol Kaptop &in(Xf o^oy. 

IIoAA^t yhp ^fup §U TtBrdpoi xp^^os* 

(Afitp 8* iipiBfA^ 

wtwpa KOK&s frca. — Simonides of Ctos. 

IIoAXabf h w6\tfio$ it* 6\tyovs iir^Ktaw. 

— Afenandtr, 
IIoAAwK ^ yXSrrra irporpixu r^s Sio- 

poias, — Isocratis. 
JJoWmp larpwp ttcMs fi* iLw^Kttrtp. 

— Menander. 
TioWmp b Xifihs ytyptrtu ZMtkoKos. 

IIoXAy roi w\4o»tLS KifAOV ic6pos AX^cw 
Mpa$. — Theognis, 

IIoAA^ T^ ^povuv Mtufioptas rpSrop 

twdipXft, — Sophocles, 
no/i^kv^ 6 Mpmwos. 
Hwiiph ic4p9ii T&f nw ii^oviif Ixci 
fuxpis, lircira 8* fiartpop A^as iiaKpds. 

— Antiphanes. 
n6yTM¥ ik ttvfidrw MipiBfutr y4\atrfia. 

— jischylus. 

TiocX Ka\ X*P^^» 
IIov arm, 

Tlpdrrt fiwydXtt, fi^ 6iri<rxyo^/ifrot fif- 
T^o. — Pythagoras. 

npip &y iLfA^Xv fivBoif iuso6irps obit &y 


npofifi$%hs iorl fierii rk irpdyfiara. 

The world is full of wonders, but 
nothing is more wonderful than man. 

Poets are responsible for many fictions. 

Silence is often advantageous. 

(The fox knows many tricks, but the 
hedgehog knows one good one.) The 
fox knows many tricks, but more he 
that catches him. 

Many men have raised individuals and 
states to eminence, and afterwards 
have suffered the greatest wrongs 
from those they have aided. 

Many scholars are wiser than those who 
teach them. 

(Many generals lost Caria.) Too many 
cooks spoil the broth. 

Long, long and dreary is the night 
That waits us in the silent grave : 
Few, and of rapid flight, 
The years firom Deatn we save. — 


(War destroys many for the benefit ot 
the few.) Quicquid delirant reges. 

The tongue often runs more swiftly 
than the mind. 

Too many doctors are my undoing. 

(Hunger teaches us many lessons.) 
Necessity is the mother of invention. 

(Satiety kills far more than famine.) 
Gluttony kills more than the sword. 

Wisdom is the most important part of 

Man is a bubble. 

Ill-gotten gains give a little pleasure 
for the moment, but afterwards cause 
lasting woe. 

Ye waves 
That o'er th* interminable ocean wreathe 
Your crispM smiles. — Potter, 
(With feet and hands.) With might 

and main. 
(Where I may stand.) A basis to work 

fit>m ; leverage ground. 
Do great actions, but make no great 


(Hear both sides before you judge.) 
There are two sides to every question. 

Preliminary statements; prefatory re- 

He is wise after the event. 



HJltir aiiaprirtiii, lUi rirta, ft itr. 

rott -rinvois vapixttfi && t/i^s rhf 

irairrn krarpirainu tw- aiVxf^'' 
ipyoju Hal ^rf■y^(ll. — Plularth. 

npii TV \iiSir» >4)i fit i voSi t(IA\' 
oAx tpi.—Diphilus. 

ripii ri» ix^"** '■** ■'if^'' Tfflijf. 

— EurifiiUi. 

nj}p ^axff^p^ fi^ (TlraXf ^1 

is Ibe chief duly of parcaU to >et a, 
briglit example to their childrea by 
chchcwing wrongdoing, and doing 
whal is righl. For then, their cbild- 
ccn. looking at the life of their psccnls 
a^ into a mirror, will themselves shun 
eiil both in vord and deed. 
he man whose mind is fined on gain 
bas eyes for nothing else. 
Du arc making the law in the interests 
of the rich. 



before [he victory.) Don'i 

you are out of the wood. 
Innocence is the first virtue, modesty 

the second. 
A beggar'; purse is bottomless. 
(Don't poke the fire with asword.) Let 

an angry man be. 

'ftia Bfoi nKinTtvaii' IvSpKawv ndtr, 

—Simonidn of Ceos. 
TfxMr U Ti rkniH tym.—Hemtr. 

'Pitltiw U tu/tat, to! aiifoiiiii tb/Ar 

4 /it' (ui^ru fnrrhf fiparhy, 4U aiu- 

vvat. — Htmir. 
YU/ta \iym tu obit ivaiptiru vttAiv. 


The grapes are sour. 

The gods easily beguile the minds of 

(Even a fool learns by eiperience. ) The 
burnt child dreads the fire. Experi- 
ence is the mistress of fools. 

An easy task it is for gods that rule the 
wide heaven, either to exalt or humUe 
a mortal man. 

A word once uttered can never be re- 
Rosy-fingered mora. 

"iifar t4c i>J)ttMr, xfveiy Im tirtur. 
— Pythagvrai. 
3i¥4 '*<'''' '■rrli' alptTmrifa Aiytv. 



talkiog.) Speech 

Our life's a stage, 

learn to play anc 

bear its tronbles patiently. 

of Solon, tbc Athoilu lawciva 

le relieved Ike hope 
Li h&d reduced mu 





So^y 8i fuffA' ^^ yitp iy y* ifioU li6fiois 
•til ^povovca rXnoif ^ yvyauea xpV*^- 

— Euripides, 

Xo^i^ y&f» iK rov itKtivov liros w4^>Qirrui, 
rh KOKhp BoKtuf WOT* iaOKhw 

9%hs iyu wpos irw. — Sophocles^ 

Xo^7s iarl rpibs ffo^bs iwir^B^ut, 

Xa^iS SfjuXAy Kainhs iK^^c^ tro^s, 

— Menander. 
Xrdpniy lAax«s ra^np K6fffiu, 

SircvSc $pM»s. 

Xfirropi 9lirafi4yii /icyoX^opi x'>^*'*<'* 

hs r6aov aiMiffOffx! Zaoy iXXoi ir^m^i' 
KOKTo. — Homer, 

Xrifryti yitp oirlth SyytKoy kok&p iw&y, 

— SophocUs, 
2T^9of h\ irA^(as KpaSlriv iivlwairt fi66^ 
rirXoBi 8^, JcpoSdj* Kal Kinntpoy &AAo 
»oT* IhKtis, — Homer, 

"ZriyijAi xP^^ov mas 6 $ios ten, Z^v koI 
oif wapapi¥ wpoff^iKft. — Plutarch, 

Srpf irrcd ^iv re ^p4pfs i<r$K&y. 

— Homer, 
SruAoi yjkf» oSjc«y %la\ wtuits iptrty^s, 

— Euripides. 

fiporouri rhv irt(r6tnra KaKrUrai irKiop, 

— yEschylus, 
"Xvna ^(\* hpplOfffffi ^vrtiup 9* ovk 

Xwtlni ndxoLipa, 

Si/Tf iS^t iiyaBov ^<Aci waff7iffid(fff$ai. 

— Pausanias, 

Xv¥%\6im Zh §lwu¥, wdfra rii ii\if rov 
ffi&tiar OS worafA6s' ra 8^ rrjs ^X^' 
6v%ipos Kui rit<pos' b tk fitos^ w6\tfju)s 
jcol ^4ifov hri^Ufda* i^ brrtpoi^filck 9h^ 
XilBil. — Marcus Aurelius. 

(A solecism.) Bad grammar ; incorrect 

I hate a dever woman ; may there be in 
my house no woman who knows more 
than a woman ought to know. 

For with wisdom hath someone given 
forth the famous saying, that evil 
seems good, soon or late, to him 
whose mind the god draws to mis- 

There exists a tie of kindred between 
all wise people. 

By associating with wise people you 
will become wise yourself. 

You have obtained Sparta ; be a credit 
to it. 

Hasten slowly.f 

In form of Stentor of the brazen voice, 
Whose shout was as the shout of fifty 
men. — Lord Derby, % 

No man loves the bearer of ill tidings. 

Smiting his breast he spake aloud, 
" Patience, stout heart, tnou hast en- 
dured even worse ills than this." 

The whole of life is but a moment of 
time. It is our duty, therefore, to 
use, not to misuse it. 

The noblest minds readily hearken to 

Male children are the pillars of a house. 

'Tis stiU the way of men to spurn the 

(Birds love figs, but they will not plant 
them.) No mill, no meal ; no gains 
without pains. 

(A sword of fig wood.) A feeble, un- 
convincing argument. 

A good conscience is wont to speak out 
openly and fearlessly. 

In a word, all the attributes of the body 
are as a river, all of the mind as a 
dream and a vapour ; life is a war, 
and a sojourn in a strange land, and 
£une after death is mere oblivion. 

* This word is said to have originated from tho people of Soli, a Cilician colony of Athens, 
whose dialect was a very corrupt form of Attic, 
i More familiar in the Latin form, Festina Unte, A fiivonrito motto of Augustiu Caosar. 
t Hence the ezpressaon, " a stentorian voice." 

SuriTvr /ttU Attpi-y 

The wise wiih prudeni thought proride 

Tflr y.r.V8(u ri BiwxtpS, 

Against misfonune's coming tide. 

xporeBBBi 3>ui /th >/nj»iu. 

The valiant, when the surge beati high. 

Undaunted brave its lytanny. 

— /W/ofUJ. 


2«Tp,fln TpOTj-tlTW flSp.., 

Pride goelh before a fall. 


(AconttaotioQ.) A ipasm of the heart. 

XX"'^P """i Ti im-i T^y rapii^ai' Xpfj- 

It vfill be a long time, as the proverb 

jwrar, S yt rtuvrn b vsri lA«t ■Mir. 

says, before such a man takes a town 

— /VflW. 


Ti yap aexo toi woM^v Tilt Iyo^o" 

To brave men the priics that war offere 

d»)p<l<riv im-X* JAtu0cp[a ical V't^. 

are liberty and fame. 

— Lyitirgus. 
Tib tirtia iouAsui tqIi! iKivtifaui iroiti. 
— Mcnandtr. 
Tik Iti\ik Kipli) in|/ionki iy^iirrot. 

T^ iKi-Xieia Kt^rtiar raai nvtAr. 

TbTj irBx'"'! Hfi^or" /rtixoijw tS* irAoi, 
— Mmandtr. 
Tk «(iAi SvffiEsAa. 

Jl«n' You'll, TsS I* Mptolmr Ixou. 

Ti f(V|ia Tar tpayftiriir. 

— Demoslhtna. 
Ti TtTpirii^i^j^ oMi 00^ — Dtnttstktnis. 
Ti miAAi Toi! nX'M'i'i 7''^*'!' ■■' XP1' 
/ufrvr irtpiavo'Ef itimroiirTai. 

— Tkiuydidts. 
Til -^ A 
Btfir inlyKat, 0n|Tb Krra SfT ^^ptv. 

— £wn>ia!j. 
Tk vika rws, Hr ovil^r (r«((^i|i> \t- 

Tax^t yip Altqi fi^vrai irtf\ Svmxti- 
— Burifiiela. 

Debt maties slaves of free meii- 

Uains disbonourably acquired cause 

When we must choose between evils, 
we ought lo choose the least. 

Never exult over your neighbour's mis- 

(Beaudfid things harasi.} No rose 
without a thorn. 

Praise just dealing, but let the fi'Mng 
of money be your chief care. 


rs of afiair^.) The a 

Tp yriiif tmiptttlr t9iarie¥ ri s&iia. 

— Xmephut. 

The facts speak for themselves. 
Success m war depends chieBy on 

prudent counsel and abandince of 

A mortal man must needs endure the 

ills that Heaven sends. 

(To call figs GgE, and a tnb a tub.) To 

call a sfHule a spade. 
For him whose life is misery a speedy 

death is best. 
It b a noble thing for a brave man to 

die facing the foe, when he is fighting 

for his own dear native land. 

To see the end of a long life. 

Sailors have only four inches between 

them and deaiti. 
Art is lar weaker than necessity. 

The body ought to be trained to obey 




Su^cit ; — TAeacn'tus. 

6 fiurtKtit : — Philemon, 
Ti|t Koaf9wfoWnt /Mwunis oMtU \^09, 

— jEsckyhu. 
Ti T^p &y fu7(o¥ rovS* M tfnrroit 

I) T^cra 9ap6rr* iciit<rOai. — Euripides, 

Tl ih nai iffrip 1i\mt rh ittifAyfiffTov ; 
8Aov Kfv^y. — Marcus Aurelius, 

Tl9rrM 94 7c roi^t ¥6fiovs Ixdoni ^ Apx^ 
vp^t rh tebr^ (^vfAipipop, Briuoicpia fikv 
9iif»OKparueovs, rvpayyU 8c rvjpam- 

Tfrrti rb K^fMt 9$piw, — Theognis. 
Tl 0'c 8f7 \l9o¥ fivpl(tiif; 

Tis o8r ip^€t rov tipx^mos. — Phitarch, 

Ti TvpXf Kti Kor6wrp^, 

Th ulffxp^^' 

Th 7^ SoAdtf'ai vp^t ywmiKhs ^¥ <ra^t. 

— Mschylus. 

vtpivffk vpAffirtiP oIk Ix« pov¥ oMreu 

— Sophocles, 

Tb 7^ ^jScio^oi T^y 9d¥aro¥ Xrjpos 

itaffi¥ 7^ ^M'l^ roDr* h^tiXwrai va9t7y, 

— Aristophanes. 
Th 7^ ^ffv84t 9v9i9os oh trtpatrdpw rris 

heo^s ii^uc¥€irai. — yEschines, 

(When you take a wife, choose a neigh- 
bour rather than one who lives far 
away.) Know the character of the 
woman you are about to marry. 

(Milk the cow that is nigh you ; whv 
pursue the one that runs away ?) A 
bird in the hand is worth two in the 

(Did the king make the street for you 
alone?) lu>u walk as if the street 
belonged to you. 

(No praise is given to music that is not 
heard.) You must cry your own 
wares if you wish others to praise 

Be well assured I would not exchange 
my misery for your servitude.* 

What greater woe canst thon find 
among mortals than when parents see 
their children dead ? 

But what is eternal fame ? Nothing but 

Every form of government passes laws 
to give advantage to those who 
govern. A popular government 
makes laws to oenefit the people ; a 
despotic government legislates in the 
interests of despotism. 

Satiety breeds insolence. 

(Why should you anoint a stone?) 
WTiy waste your labour ? 

(Who will rule the ruler ?) Quis cus- 
iodiet ipsos custodes f 

(What use is a mirror to a blind man }\ 
All colours are the same to a blind 

The dishonourable ; baseness. 

To use deceit was surely the woman's 

To be over-busy is a witless task. 

Great folly is it to be afraid of death, 
since all of us alike must pay that 

When a man is accused falsely, the 
reproach does not go farther tlum his 

* The words of Prometheus, whose service to mankind bad caused Zeus to punish him, to 
Hermes (Mercury), the mess en ge r of the gods. 


Tri -ft Aoiiop^imi 0(011, tx^f^ aa^ia. 


Ti li tamiiihr jixnv' IhtW, 6mtp koI 

taAa Ti, <al ofr« irlixtTBi, irinv Tijp, 

f« xapipyau lahnaaSa^i. iy.\i, fi.aX\or 

I^Tiiiv ixilvi^ iriptpyoy HAAa yiyv*ir9ai. 

— ThucydiJei. 

fl S' iKtiny, SiUT^pa uol- 

fi' i/A^atipotffi f dit-^p 
Si Ay tytipirj) no) Ixb, 
itTi^aror e^urrey tiStHrai.—Pindar. 
Ti B' ti nKiTm.—j£sciylus. 

Ti J' .iTUX«I>'. 
Tsf /r SpoTo?! 9(iti Tt leal 8(«v ir\>'ev. 

— ^tt(i?/Bj. 

Ti li «uf, Kpinartv {.itw, 
tbXAdI I( SiSuraiT 
krSpiiiruy tprroii K\ios 
Spouirm' /Afirfliiu. — Pindar. 

Tp xaptla mS Hfoi^ot (»! ri|i 


Ti (qv Vo-Tir Aririp al gifior 

«u lalFr' Id *(TTBiiri>', aMt ry ^(y 

lairtv liaiUfi rxil"'* |ttTafie^ilt >' 

rjii. — Alixis. 
Tail l^poaiy, Amtp rstt mulEiut, fiiicpl 

rfMlfoa-it (If th icAaldf litaHt. 

Toit Saa'iA(Da'i 1(7 lit 1)iiMYa <) ibi ffitrra 
iftAtit, — jEitf. 

Toil taratiai irAaiiriit aliUr »f (Art. 

— /efcArAij. 

TiiTt fi&iraiT ^faita liJgiKrt 0tiii. 

— Callimackui. 
Tott VBiri coirjr iari Tali%afia(rrimf 
i-nl i' oii(!(jTp, hTvoi oiK^T* Iitt' iHiji 
tfiauAat ati' Si^AiSvt, Simi f> rnnir 
wtaiir IctiTai ^i|S' lalnpot a^A)i. 

T*Tt •rfrgv ivopoviri imuIdCDrTBi si 

To revile lie go<Jj is a sniry tdnd of 

Skill in naval afiiirs, as in other cilils, 
is ihe tesull of scientific training. It 
is impossible (□ acquire this skill 
unless the matter be treated as of the 
fir^t importance, aod all other pursuits 
arc considered to be secondary to it. 

Prosperity is the best prize a man can 
gain, and reputation is the next best 
lot; but the man who wins and 

May the right prevail. 
Success is counted a god by men, and 
they hoooor it far more. 

Natural abihty is by far the beat, but 
many men have succeeded in winniiif 
high renown by sidll that is the fruil 
of teaching. 

(What is in the heart of the sober 
man is on tbe lips of the drunkard,) 
Drunkenness rcvc.ils what soberness 
conceals. When the wine is in tbe 

Life is like the dice that, falling, still 
showa different face. So life, though 
it remains the same, is alivaj's pre- 
senting dttletent aspects. 

Fools, like children, want but small 
eicuse to make them weep. 

A man should either not converse with 
kings, or, if be does, say nothing 
except what pleases them. 

Gold is useless to Ihe dead. 

To httle me 

All men are liable lo err ; but prudent 
and happy is that man who, when he 
has erred, seeks a remedy for the evil 
into which he has fallen, and does not 
persist in his mistake. 

(Chick-peas are welcomed by those who 
lack com.) To tbe hungry every 
bitter thing is sweet. 

(In a righteous cause the weak over* 
comes the strong.) Thrice is he 
armed who has bis quarrel just. 

— Shakespeare . 




T^ KoicSr, 
T^ KmX6p, 

T^ miScDiroi aca^ ^avrhp 
ipurrt^^i fujcpif. — yCscAyius, 

ToA/A^cit fioi $vt/k6st ivtl KOitit iroWii 
w4woifBa. — Honur. 

To /liiya pipKiov Ivov rif fityaXtit Kamif. 

— CaUimachus, 

T^ liJkv kKyfih irmp6y iori irol iitfikt tois 
iofvfirott' rh 8i ^cuSot yXvKb itai 
vpo<ni¥4t, — Dion Chrysostom, 

Th iiJk¥ rcAcvT^o'ai, irirrwir ^ wfWfM»fA4ir/i 
Kar4Kpiv€f rh 8i iraAdr Airotfoyciy tSior 
Toit (TirovSa/oit. — /socrates, 

Th fiii iti€rrt^u¥ rots irovupots (rw^pwio- 

rtpoy rov irpowtirrt^eunat Kvntyopup, 

— Diimynus of Halicamassus, 

Th filir* iiXyuv Korii v&fut fi'tirt rtpdr- 
TtoBai Kterit ^^vx^y* — Epicurus, 

Thw yitp KdKurrop w\ovros ctt wpwrovs 
fryci. — Euripides. 

Thw 9h iLtrotx^ntyop fiy^t*V T'fMrc, n^ 
8iUpv<ny. — Dion Chrysosiom, 

T^i^ ^iu>v a<c2 irpoirwoiov, 
{nroykvKtdtmif frifiarlois futytipucoTs' 
rk 8' &AAa troi irp6e*(m hifioyotyutii, 
^rii iitapk, y4yopa% Ktuths, iyopaTos c7. 

— Aristophanes. 

Th ¥ucf¥ tUrrhp a&rhw wturHv vikw irpvrri 
rt Koi iipitmi, rh 84 ^Trtur$«u ain-hif 
6p* ^avTov irdlrr«y aX<rxi(rr6¥ re l/ui 
Koi K^Kurror. — Plato, 

Thw Ko\o^6pa 4ir4$iiic%¥. 

Thw ^6oyTa &m|^iy. 

Thif otmi Bfiaavphp httfidWtip. 

Evil ; baseness. 

(The beautiful.) Ideal beauty, either 
physical or moral. 

To many in one's own station is by far 
the wisest way. 

Stout of heart am I, since many are the 
evils I have undergone. 

A great book is like to a great mis- 

Foolish men find the truth bitter and 
unpleasant, while they think false- 
hood is sweet and palatable. 

To die is the destined lot of all, but to 
die noblv is the peculiar privilege of 
the good. 

It is wiser not to trust knaves than, 
haxing trusted them, to revile them. 

(Neither to suffer in bodv nor to be 
troubled in mind.) The ideal of 

(Riches raise the worst knave to the 
highest rank.) Poverty is the only 

Honour the dead by keeping their 
memory green, and not by weeping 
over their end. 

Always curry favour with the people by 
saying sweet, palatable tnings to 
them ; as to the other qualities neces- 
sary for a demagogue, you possess 
them; I mean you nave a vilely rau- 
cous voice, your character is baa, and 
you are a lounger and a chatterbox.* 

To conquer oneself is the best and 
noblest victory ; to be vanquished by 
one's own nature is the worst and 
most ignoble defeat. 

(He has put the Colophon to it.) He 
has settled the matter ; it needs no 
further argument, t 

(Scratch him who scratches thee.) One 
good turn deserves another. 

(To speak ill of one's own home.) 
That bird is not honest which defiles 
its own nest. 

* Advice to a woa]d*be demagogue. Aristophanes never wearied of attacking the political 
adventurers of his day. 

i The origin of this proverbial expression Is not certain. Colophon was one of the twelve 
Ionian cities of Asia Minor which had formed a federation. It is supposed that Colophon had 
a catting vote in the deliberations of this league. Another theory is that the fsmous cavalry 
of Colophon were so invincible that their appearance in battle gave the victory to the side on 
which they fought. Colophon was one of the cities that claimed to be the birthplace of Homer. 


Tin T( yip ;i£UiiFTa Ha^Si S^X'"*! 
ipX^^i'i'l fan Stir rpvriir. 

— ^ni/D//«. 
Tlr TiAiuTnit^a m4 nKO\i^(i, dA^ii 

■rt {vyytr^i TBI Sfirbf fl fl' V*'". 

— jEtchylns. 

it T^ 

Tl irp/xo 


f y^p Xp'hi *^ ASrfAo*' p tA fiiKXov, 
Ipimea- KirSvrtitif. Stoi' tJ tV 

— AriiliJcs Ihi KkttaHciaH. 

ToD iip.o- 

vould gi 
Do not revile the dead, but call them 
Do not revile a friend, nor eulogise an 

The tie of Idnship and of long acquaint- 
ance is *ondrou5 strong. 

Tbe whole; the universe. 

(The right.) Rectitude; honesty. 

What is rare is always valued. 

As soon as it is obvious that it is dis- 
honounble for us to maintain peace, 
we ought to choose llie risk of war, 
even If the result is doubtful. 

(In order to excel.) The motto of Lord 

A man's life, like a sUtue, ought to be 
beautiful in all its parts. 

For we are also his offspring.f 

Nnnc are so much enamoured of life as 
those who .ire growing old. 

And from his tongue flowed words 
sweeter than honey. 

Methinlcs the dead know nought of 

Flattering speeches destroy the cities 
and families of mankind. We ought 
not to say sach things as are merely 
pleasing to tbe ears, but what will 
make a man live more nobly. 

Tliis is the quahty peculiar to man, 
whetein he Jifien from other animals, 
that he alone is endowed with per- 
ception to distinguish right from 
wrong, justice from injustice. 

(Even a child would know this.) Every 
schoolboy knows this. 

(The truest courage is discretion.) Dis- 
cretion is the better part of valour. 

In this sign conquer. { 

A righteous disposition is the most 
precious possession. 

A careful education contributes much 
to the making of a virtuous life. 

* A urinr ■ttribuLed to Chilih one of tba Seven Suru of Gr«occ. 

t Si. Piufquota thcK wonli in Ui ipeech to tbe AtheDlani (Acu ivli.) u Iran '• cortun of 

' " *" ' -e fcnnd in a jporm of Aralut, wbo wnu ■■ the becfnniiiE of Ibe 

— "■-*■* —i» »pBci«ll]r appropriilo far Paul of 

Tau Rloti Kaddrtp hr^antn -rirra rdt 
^ifi\ KoKli ilroi If?. — SiKrates. 

TsS yip no! T»'iTit iaui*. 

To! f^v yip ouStli &i i yitpiaiair 4i>^ 


Tail kbI imi yX.iva^i )i4Xtroi yKvuiar 
fiU* auHj.— /fom/r. 

T^i 7*^ BayJyrat oix ipi \tiwwninvt. 


Tout' taff,t 0n)TSr il riktii cUoutiirat 
tiiuial t' iwiWiia', tl noAal klar Xifysi, 
ti yip Ti Tsioii' wirl rtpwri tit Kdyiir, 
iAX' ii greu tu tt.A.J). ■y.»^«rw. 


Tout* yip irjiii ri SA\b fia Toil hrtpAw- 

OLf iitor Tb }U*Qf iyatvv vol iriuoir 

■cat Iimfmi nol UCkou, nol Twr lAXaii' 

^atiivw tx*"- — ArUMU. 

TairTo At ira?f 7r*Ii|. 

Ttvri Toi TJirlpaior, ft nfofafiia. 

— Euripidis. 
Tth^ rfiia. 
Tpiwat Kiotoi KTqfia niuirtttBir. 

— Antipkatui. 
Tpf^ I* a' aaiiiuiiurtti 
luya ^ifvirir tti ipirdr, — Surifida. 

t S« Bola in UHa ■ 



PloTBi Tpix'i avAtffitili. — ^Hocrwn. 

— HereiUiltis. 
T^ V Ifor*! TBI htToi UXat. 

— Mtnander. perous folk. 

Itn ^iww ri cnraniiTCTa firftt^uia, The pleasutes that 

/liXiffra -ripwti.—E^mtu. J.i.-u. . 

— Epuharmut. 


Life is like a chariot-wheel that ever 

rolls along. 
(One despot aids another.) A fellow 

feeling makes us woadrous kind. 
(A snare ever links in the dark.) To 

be forewarned is to be foreatraed. 
Glory to God. 
(To have eaten a bushel of salt t<^ether.) 

To be old friends. 
All desire to be the relations of pros- 

e most nuely 

(I ■IIpi, 
i*M ri iiir fiatiu, rb U ad nuKfan- 

IttuBf tXnu. — Hsaur. 
Tm* teita %xm tin tJaar, iffr tx^t *(^' 

It is by our work that we purchase all 
good things from the gods. 

Never [ell your wife all yon know, how- 
ever much you may love her ; but 
tell her a part, and a part conceal 
from her. 

Tyifllmr ^Ir %crTsr ivl^l enrf ■ 

rb Tfifrsr Bl vAtVTtU' UihKmr 

--Sim»»ides of Cms. 
"tyUat, mftafilrra |mik(|MN'. — Aripkran. 


tiaCvr (M«r, irof.— ^tf/Adfi^. 
'Tntu t) Tittnit /trrlr i^ftia r^irou. 


iS SokItoi 

— Afiunmac/ius. 
• One of the Ubaiin of HerculM w 

The first of mortal joys is health ; 
Next beauty ; and the third is wealth. 
The fuurth, all youth's delights to prove 
With those we love. — MerivaU. 

(Hygeia.) The goddess ofhealth. 
Health, the greatest of all we count as 

(YoQ are woundiitg a Hydra.) Yon are 

making bad worse.* 
Youth always longs for pre-ei 

(Do not utter yoor own praises.} Setf- 
piaise is no reconunendation. 

Sleep, stranger to anguish, painless 
sleep, come, at our prayer, with 
gentle breath, come with beoison, O 
King.— 7^M. 

(Sleep is a healing balm for every ill.) 
Tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy 
sleep \~~Young. 

Sleep the lesser mysteries of death. 

lulai thsbeiocti 

le cj the beuli of the moiuler, tn 

'Trti Ttyr\ \i9if aiiipTiat tHitu 
TirrfsTtpai V irKtSTOt.—Sophoclis. 

las, i^iwpapif ipiKijavv tb ArOpii 
■V yimi- ineAoiJSitiToi- 9if. 

— Marcus AuriliiL 

^ifliBMtv ntTirSii. 


(Beneath every stone a scorpion sleepi.] 
A hidden danRcr tbniatens us." 

Wealth has wings. 

(A sow once strove to rival Athene.)! 
FooU nish in where angeU lear tal 

fThe last put Eiist.) 
before the hurse. 

Putting Ihecait 

Let us eat and drint, 

Cultivate simple tasi 
meanour, and conti 
promise belwcpo 
love your fellow c 

les, a modest de- 
;mpt of any corn- 
virtue and vice; 
reatures, and obey 

the commands of God. 

(A ding that kills sorrow.) The ne- 
penthe of the gods. The anodyne 
of the heart. 

The mob is a bad judge of real merit. 

• l\MB<7<r0ai, — DemephUus. 
tttJiD Tw KTtivitr.—Luiian. 

— TlHUydidts. 
*tu- Tou larinTct ill tiix>iiI tii gparois 

X^p't llia(J^<r. — Sopherlis. 
^4/11 T< ^•Wei ituiiipoit liiya aSirti. 
— yEschylui. 



♦llfil noKlixt^tl^r fUA(T1|V tfiiuru, ^lAf 

tirai. — Hisied. 

♦jlirli' amtiiv. — Enripidii. 
*9flfaaviv ten Tcpiiaf ifUkiai nanal. 

— Mtnandir. 
4#«Wf<r0w Kpieaw latlf ^ almiptirtiu, 


iKwiin.— Pindar. 

• AriMtqphanu puti a huooroui Tarialion bI 
pl^T. tbe TkftmiipkariatMsa .- " Bciwatll «T«r 

The iileoce of a treacherous min, like 
thai (if a dog, i=ni™e to be feared 
than his wards. 

Be a thrifty steward of thy goods. 

The sofTerines that fate inflicts on us 
should be borne with patience, what 
enemies inilict. with manly couiage. 

Alas ! how quickly is reputation of the 
dead forgot I en by mankind. 

Strong is the power of the people's 


mour, which foUi have 01 
r dies ; but it Iwcomes, 
of the immortal gods. 

Long exercise, my friend, inures the 

And what we once disliked we pleasing 

His silence pves consent, 

Etii communications corrupt good 

It is better to be envied than pitied. 

II iook lai tbere ba lu^ng then 

(■ itytrrJvTajoy.—ifit^itiut 

ao\ei*w. — Herndottu. 

4i\f 1 1' JotrroH fWAA«r sMtli oifS'ra. 

4(Aor ffinv 0JA'y<rTfWr- — Suripida. 
^lAoraf la KpiE" '^4' '*'<■> ffa^Uf. 

— /tofl. 
ti\d«iAsv tit (tnt rir ibya^it ivl^ iial 

f I A^arpif. ^PalyHui, 
*OA fillip, iAXA TBTpil' Jfi)|r /loAAtv 

^iAh. — Pbtlareh. 
tptnTa ifTkaiiitnt $t\rim yirtrm. 
fuiToi filr fir THV rux^n-*' >«AAiUit t^ 

liiyirra rii Tpay/uiTtr.—J'alj'iius. 
*6ati tro^t Mir aitilt.—AruMU. 

The lov« of ■none]' is a diMise that 
mahes us petty in all our actions, and 
the love of pleasure utterly degrades 

(God is wont to humble oTerweening 
pride.) "He hath put down the 
miebty rtom their seat, and bath 
exalted the humble and meek." 

(No one loves another more than him- 
self.) Charity b^ns at home. 

God loves to aid a man in sore distress. 

The blessed, healing spell of sleep. 

Philosophy is a striving after heavenly 

The good man should love bis Mends 

and love his country. 
I love my children, but I love my 

country more. 
t>rawn wells have sweetest vater. 
The most important events are often 

the results of accidents. 
None are wise by natural instinct. 

Xatpmr lofivu. 

XoAfnk ti KOXA imui ir^ Ix" iiaStir. 

Happiness to you ! Welcome ! Fare- 

Xa3\twir rh n^ ^lAqim' 
XoAiirbr Si koI ^(A^oi' 
XttKrwArtftr li Tirmr 
i.-arruyx''^"' ^tKovrra. — Anatreeit. 

Xiipit itwraitiKitjn. — Thtopkraiha. 

o love 


(Chaos.) The first sUte of the universe; 
void ; infinite space. 

(Kindness knows no repentance.) No 
one repents of a good action. 

(Kindness is ever the mother of kind- 
ness.) One good turn deserves an- 

(One of the Graces.) A pretty, chaim- 

(Cbaron.) The ferryman who conducted 
the dead in his boat across the Sty*. 

XfAiSif lap ab utiu. — ArislotU 


Xpt.i, Ti^r' /aiioff, Tf i' „6 XP"^ •"' 

Xpiiir Tf^oi ipav. — Solon. 

Xph T-ifi dS fiJrur iaurJ* .iBtWi Bntri* 

(nSynAi/pji iiTTi Si?. — Plularch. 

Xpij Kill ■'f laU UStinr Hewtp koI it r^ 
riv epay^jTiin' ffuoTcurti del (TttfTr fl 
ri ava^iiaroip, ft li iliit, — ArisColU. 

Xf^liara yip ^u^* nt^'Tax SiiAoriri 

alSdt aiKn' i<r>.is.—AUaui. 
XpA^ur' IxMr D&ltll ffK*^tu lit 'Aftf*, 
gU" tr InBits J.tul'i edraTov $<}yoi sM) 

raiitaut aiik ntuihy yiipat {wtpxii^ttor, 

— Tktocrilu!. 
X^l) lAr a^lrtpit yt Sii firai ijpiiff- 

■al iidxa wtp tafi^ iKxaAii^^rai' Sii yif 

ai H tiah iinitleuTBi, fuUa r' fcAvsr 

■iri V, — Hontcr. 
X^ tfiyay 1) Kfitiirirora itiySi AfTfif. 

— Pylhagoras. 

— Diogents Latriuu. 
Xfiuiis KoAaiftt nima yttfiftui ipjii. 

T^rra varBif^^^d kbI flianfrara. 

— Siiiumidts aj Ctet. 
Xfiir^ ri *i£vra KpffrrBi. 
Xfruool v/Soi. 
Xpvali t' JlniTii iTilrTa HiKiiv rikat. 

— AftttOHdtr. 


IHand waiihes hand, and linger Qnger.) 
All men live by anolher's aid. 

The law of migbl. 

One swillow does not moke a lipriog. 

(Necesiity teadies wisdom eveu lo the 
stupid mttn.) Necessity is the mother 

Need all things taught ; what cannot 

(We must look to the end.) The end 
approves the work ; respUe Jinttn. 

A man ought to think not only thai hit 
own nature is morlal, but also that 
he shares the common lot of the 
humau race. 

(Both in the treatment of character and 
in the composition of [he narrative 
we must always observe what the 
necessity of the case requires, ot what 
probabihly demands.) A writer should 
not put too much strain on the credu- 
hty of the reader. 

Money is Uft: to wretched mortals. 

Money, money makes a man, no poor 
man is ever reckoned noble. 

No man can take his wealth with him 
to the grave, nor can he escape death 
by paying a ransom, nor does bis 
hoard of money ward off disease and 
the approach of age. 

I needs must yield to youi goddess' 

Indignant though I be — for so 'tis best ; 
Who hears the cods, of them his prayers 
are heard. — Lord Derby. 

Either be silent, or speak words that 

are belter than silence. 
The exetcise of virtue b a complete and 

perfect life." 
Advancing time siJls and cleanses all 

The gnawing teeth of Time soon devour 

all things, even the strongest. 

Time judges everything. 
(Fetters of gold.) Chains of love. 
A golden key will open any gate, even 
those of hell. 

OllHK] n OAirON l8l 

XpMrti fi)* olSt* tiixtyxtalai wvpl. Gold is tested bj- fire, and the reality 

4 f 'r f lA«f tKteiB «up^ ■pCrrrai, of i liicnd's professioas is proved in 

— Mettandtr. » crilical lime. 

X«p)t iyitiM ifiloi Blm, $lai lifiliTtt. Without health life is not life at all, but 

a lifeless life. 

ri AFar- lAAi irar firai t<A('. 

— v&cAyAM. 

— Memandtr. 

— Euripidts. 

— Philemmt. 

(No liar can long escape detection.) A 

liar should have a good memory. 
One life, not two, is out apportioned 

Telling our sorrows lightens the btitd«n 
of our heart. 

'A y3p>Ii ^t JraxMi intfiwtigif f I 

4r f t^ aMit Svi-ifuV ail' laxioiar, 
vb TqnmvA' ^/JBT wpeSilldaKut tl f pan>. 
'tlltnt KpOf, Ztiit F t^fitln Tt t' 
(r«ic(r iivr. — Atkenatu. 

'a Mnri nuir, ^im lar^t tbv 
i»)iicJirTifl- NOKiSv. — jEtckyhis. 

'Clmuii x<'f<T«t Y^uxptiDiMi. 

'11 Kfihu*, Tf 'AircAirrfti ifilAdiitr 
iiXticTfiiim- ix\' lirrJtiiTi aol fij) 
iiu\iinrr I ■ — Sixraies. 

'fl {(V, irr'AAfW AutlatMO'eto, St. 

ii((»i(0a. Tall ■((mi' piiioai wuti- 
turn. — Siitumidtt vf Cat. 
'n ikiyar obx Inarir, iwii rairif f 
abtkr lucwii, — Efl'furut 

• SaidofA(«il>u,Kii 


Old age, what a grievous burden thoa 
art to mankind, yea, a plague in every- 
thing and not in one alone, for when 
we have no power or vigour lefl, tben 
thou leachest us to be wise. 

(The mountain was in labour. Jove was 
Irightened, and then a little mouK 
was bom.) farturiunt tncntei, nat- 
cetvr ridicului muj.* 

O Death, Death, come now and cast 
thy eyes on me.t 

DeaU), the Great Healer, than alone 
art the physician of unendurable sor- 

(Benefils given quickly are most wel- 
come.) He gives twice who gives in 
a trice. Bit dot qui cito dot. 

Crito, we owe a cock to jEsculapins ; 
by no means forget to give it.J 

Stranger! to Sparta say, ber faithfbl 

Here lie in death, remembering her 

comm and . — Hodgson . { 
He who doesn't find a little enough, 

wiU find nothing enough. 

Ii rom pan dT the lulipMch ci< Ajuln Sopho^o' Iraiedy of that ni 

iwdt of .Socratci ai he was dyiDg frnm the effects of tha hfldlock tbmt be had 
d to drink. Cocki wero ucrificed ai a tbank.oferlnc to tbo patron i^Dd of tha 

he (amou e^^taph on the (Sllant .Spartau who wen ilaln at the luttla ot 

ri f IlW' j);uiBi- Hal 7/1-01' hy 06 Koiiit. 

'n larpl;, ^r^f iiErTii ol Fslovirl at 
oBtm ^iXoKK fit iyii' nai ft ptfiiai 
o'lnointy it at, Kaillv kv fiEir;);!)!! nairifv. 
— Eurifiides. 

'R T<lm Jt ^J rif 'ml Kol iiV 'Atiai 

TiiiHiiaj',— //iliw/r. 
'Ill (LiriiAaiTD aol SA\at Irif Tuai>Ta ft 

'Qi ^x^ firJita Itfivvrii'. 

'At Tctp /rtitAiiirBiTa 8ial ifiXorsi 0^- 

(uiii' ax'"!"'*'!"!' o^i'i^ 1/ ''' ^i)S/(t 

'III Si KiyitSin abrb ni (<*>' Ml" 
aiilay dtmv 7<7atbi A7a\^ & yfcr^- 
<raT nraf^p, ^TdfrfT/ tc rra] 9v^pav9t\i 
(n HI) ^a^^of aHOioi', irj)bi Tf. Tapo- 

'Ill 4'^ laAkoi Itw Ixii rsiir iri^para. 

'Ol ftii tJjii (jAoTTaf Iri yflt dpa», 

— ArthipfHS. 
'flf j)ilb tIv o«0/iiTa ^t/ii^irhu irijviii'. 

'Arc 7i« Tv7x<l''i< IrSp^'Biiri (Wa 
4irnrT((r»(ia iifS«XpBi', — Hcrodetus. 

*n TpurKuatnt/utr, Jotm ir triVqi TO^p. 
— Maiandir. 
'A Tilxi iuKp6r Ti ;uii ■urii' itrl Tairsf* 
«(»■ A7iiS»i' iroJija'ei'. 

— PhiKf, King ef Miutden. 
'0 ^Iabf BiTMtf tiK-fifTfoy, Mitviitr 

ill iiii fisi irj)oirfi*8(t Jv >/«irT( 7t. 
i wirria Al^Sl) tAv icufiv, At d iro^, 

My son, maj'sl thou be more forta> 
naU than thy rather ; in all else be 
like him ; then trill thou be no base 

Dear land of my falhets. would tliat all 
thy ciiiicns loved ihce as I do ; then 
should wc possess thee more worthily, 
nor would any evil thing come nigh 
to hurt thee. 

Heaven, there aie then, in ihe lEalms 

Spirits and spectres, unsubstantial all.f 
—Lord Dtrby. 

So let others perish whoever make a 
aniilar atlempt.^ 

[How office proves the man.) OHica 
are given, but not discretion. 

Such lot have the gods given to 
wretched mortals — to live in wretch- 
edness, while they themselves are free 

And when he saw that what was 
created after the image of the eternal 
godB had motion and life, <iod said 
lh.1l it wa<i ^ood, and, pleajted nith 
Ms handiworic, bethought him how 
he might make it still more hke the 
gods, after whose image it had been 

'Tia sweet 10 view Ihe sea when we 

stand upon the shore. 
How sweel il is to remember dangers 

when they are past and gone. 
(Men's cats arc less reliable than their 

eyes.) Believe what you see and not 

wbat you bear ; seeing is believiog. 
Thrict wretched he who, being a poor 

1, takes 

O Sleep, thou sweet solace, and bul- 
wark against disease ; bow welcome 
comest thou id this time of trouble. 
O blessed oblivion, how kind thou 
art, a heaven-sent messenger ever 
welcome to those who mourn. 

in bctbrc camnininji luidds. 

ifl phoit ctfPatTDClni Appear before him. 


n ♦TSIH 


Toil Four fx^**^'^ irr^fui. — Menander, 

omr1ipi6¥ re roit fcoAAt Ktteniiiivoit. 


Dear native land, how do the good and 

Thy happy dime and countless bless- 
ings prize. 

(O Nature, how powerful thou art in 
mortals when Dad, yet how bene- 
ficial to those who possess thee when 
good.) Our nature is very bad in 
itself; but very good to them that use 
\t well. — Jeremy Taylor, 


A barbe <ie fnu on apptend it r: 
Abas le mitre. 

Abtmf d:iri>^ des rtHexions. 

A bis el .'i lilanc. 

A boo app£[it il ne faul point de sauce. 

A bon chal, bon rat. 

A bon commencement bonne fin, 
Abondance de biens ne nuit pas. 
A bon entendeur il ne faut que demi- 

A bon vin point d'enseigne. 

A brebis tondae IMeu mesure le vent. 


Absent le cbat, \es souHit dansent. 

A Car^me-prenant cbacun a besoin de 

Acaii litre. 

A cbacun 50n fardeau pf se. 
A chacDn son goOt. 
A chaquc fou plail sa marotte. 

Men learn 10 shave on a fool'i chin. 

Doim with the traitor. 

By fits and starts ; in a desultory 

An abbot : a priest. 
A polite request must be politely 

One good turn deierves another. 
Travellers from afar can lie with iin> 

Lost, wrapped up in thoughts. 
By tits aai! M.irls, 
(A good appetite needs no saacc.} 

Hunger is the best sauce. 
(To a good cat, a good rat.) Well 

matched ; set a thief to catch a 

Do not spur the willing horse. 
(A good bone does not alwavs come to 

a good dog.) Merit selilom meets 

with its reward. 
A good begirming makes a good end. 
Store is no sore. 

{No sign-post is needed where good 
*ine is sold.) Good wine needs no 

God tempers the wind for the shorn 

An abridgment. 

When the cat's away the mice play. 
On Shrove Tuesday everyone wants his 

own frying-pan. 
Peevish ; churlish. 
We all our burdens bear. 
Everyone to his liking. 
Kvery fool rides his own hobby. 



A chaqoe saint son cierf;e. 

A cburge de revanche. 

A chemin battu ne croll point d'herbe. 

Acbeter des objets d'occasion. 

A cheval donnj il ne faut jamais 

regarder ta bride, 
A cbien endonni rien ne tombe en la 

A chose faite conseil pris. 

A ccenr vaitlant rien 

A confesseim, mCdedns, i 

vtriie ne ctie de ton cas. 
A coDlre ccnir. 
A corps perdu. 

Adieu, France, adieu, je ne Ic n 

Adien, plaisant paysde France! 

O ma patric 

La plus chfrie, 
Qui as nouiri mn jenne enfance ! 
Adieu, France ! adieu mes beani joui 
La nef qui disjoint nos amours. 
N'a eu de moi que la moitif, 
Une part te reste, elle est tienne : 
Je la lie k ton amiti£, 
Pour qoe de I'antre il te sonvicnnc. 
A discretion. 

Sufficient unto the day is the evil 

(Every bird thinks its own nest beauti- 
ful.) Home is home, be it ever so 
(To each saint bis candle.) Honour to 

whom honour is due. 
On condition of repayment- 
No grass grows on the bighway. 
To buy second-hand things. 
On hor^back. 
Nek'er look a gift horse in (he mouth. 

A closed mouth catcheth no Hies. 

Too late is advice when the mischief is 

With open heart ; candidly ; un- 
To a valiant heart nothing is im- 

To confessors, doctors, and lawyers, tell 

the truth about yourself. 
Unwiilinglji; with one's lace against. 
Neck or nothing ; post haste ; without 

With a dead certainty ; sure as fate j 

clear as noon-day. 
(To acquire wickedly and spend 

foolishly.) Ill-gotten goods setdom 

(I commit yon to God.) Good-bye. 

Farewell, France, farewell, I shall never 
see thee more !t 

(Good-bye to the carriage, good-bye to 
(he shop. ) The affair is over ; it is 
finishea and done with. 

Farewell, thou pleasant land of France, 
my beloved country, (he nurse of my 
inlant days. Farewell to France; 
farewell to happiness ! The ship that 
sunders me from thee carries away but 
half of my being. With thee I 
leave half of mv soul, for it is thine ; 
I entmsl it to thy love that there it 
may be a constant rrminder of me to 
thee when I am far iway.J 

At discretion ; without stint. 

• TtwiiKilucifHefirilV. 
4 Tht fuewrl] dI Hary Qaetn of Sc 
TCtam to her kingdom offirDllanil. 

;c, iriwn the loft il on Auful i5tli, tj6i, ^ 
buted, on very ilight evidence, to Mai; QiM«ii cf Scott. 

A Dix-mnr 


A diir Soe dm atgaillon. 

Alfaire d'unoui. 

ASkire dt ccEiir. 

Affaire d'honneur. 


A fond : de fond en comble. 

A force de parler d'amoui, on 

amoureiuc .—Pascal. 
A fripon Inpon et demi. 

Agent dc change. 
A grands frais 

A haute voix. 

Ah ! doii-on b6rilcr dc ecu: 

A huh clos. 


Aide-toi, el le del I'aidera. 

— La Fontaint. 
Aidons-nous I'un et I'autte i porter nos 

fardeaiu . — Vollain. 
Aidons-nous mutuellement, 
La charge des tnalheufs en sera ptas 

Le hien que Ton feit \ son frirc. 
Pour le mal que Ton souflre est ud 

soulagement.- Florian. 

Aime-moi un peu, mais couEinne. 
Aimer i lire, c'est l^re un ^change des 

heures d'ennui que Ton doit avoir en 

sa vie contre des heures df licieuses. 
— Montesquieu. 

At dghteen we leam to adore a wo 

inamoment: at tweotvirelovcber ; 

we yearn for her at ibirty; but at 

forty we consider whether she is worth 

Ibe trouble. 
For a stubborn ass a !>barp good. 
A love affair. 
An afhir of the heart. 
An affbir of honour. 
A placard. 

Thoroughly ; from top to bottom. 
By dint of lalktng aboat lo^'cweareapl 

to fiill in love. 
{Against 3 rogue set a rogue and a- 

half.) Set a thief to catch a thief. 
A stockbroker. 
Stock-Exchange gambling. 
Al great expense. 
Loudly ; openly. 
Ought one to inherit the gooiUof ihocc 

whose murderers H'e arc ? • 

Fortune has a helping band for the 

(With closed doors.) Secretly; in 

Assistant to a Geoetal. 

Help yoorself, and Heaven wilt help 

Let us help one another to bear the 

burdens of life. 
Yes, let each man help a brother, 

And try to make his burden light ■ 
Kind acts done to help another 

Will make our own dark hours seem 

Amicable ; 

Love me little, love me long. 

A fondness for reading changes the in- 
evitable dull hours of our life into 
hours of exquisite delight. 

* A line from the tragedy RkadamisU el Zlaniie. In th* oriKinal the woidi ate full of 
igic imnir, but Ihev an novr genRklljr quoted in a playful lenin. Cr^billon himiclf wat thr 
m to un Ihcm ID mt nianiier. When he vai lenouify ill, tbe phviician •rho allended him 
ikpd itae diamalitl tu make him a preinil of the unfinliW tragedy Cthlinii. -All ■ doil-on 
hUtrdiceaitu'imattaiaHil" replied CrCbill on. 




Aimer, c'est 6tre deux et n'dtre qu'un : 
an homme et une femme qui se fon- 
dent en an ange, c'est le del. 

— V. Hugo, 

Aimer 6perdument. 

Aimer et savoir ne sont pas la meme 

Aimer ses aises. 

Aimez, mais d*un amour couvert 
Qui ne soit jamais sans mystdre. 
Ce n'est pas Paraour qui vous perd, 
C'est la mani^re de le faire. 

— Bussy-Rabuiin. 

Ainsi que la vertu, le crime a ses degr^. 

— Racine. 

Air distingu6. 

Air distrait. 

Air noble. 

AJs£ ^ dire est difficile fl faire. 
Ajustez vos fldtes. 
A I'abandon. 
A la belle £toile. 

A la bonne heure. 

A I'abri. 

A la chandelle la ch^vre semble 

A la cour du roi chacon pour soi. 

Ala d£rob6e. 

A la (aim il n'y a point de mauvais 

A la fin ils en vinrent aux coups. 
A la fran9aise. 
A la guerre comme si la guerre. 

A la lettre. 

A I'amiable. 

A ramiti6, Monsieur, il n*est rien d'im- 
possible. — Colin tPHarleville, 

A la mode. 

A I'amour et au feu on s'habitue. 

A I'anglaise. 

A la portte de tout le monde. 

A la presse vont les fous. 

A la queue gft le venin. 

To love is to be two and yet one ; a 
man and a woman blended as an angel 
— Heaven itself. 

To love to distraction ; to hold dear. 

To love and to be wise are two different 

To love one's comforts. 

Let love be clothed in mystery, 
There's no true love without it ; 

It is not love that ruins, but 
The way we go about it. 

As in virtue, so in crime there are 

A distinguished appearance. 

An absent, abstracted look. 

A distinguished, patrician air, manner, 
or presence. 

What is easy to say is hard to do. 

Settle your differences yourselves. 

At random. 

In the open air; al fresco; out of 

(At the lucky moment.) Crood; well 

In shelter ; under cover. 

All cats are gray alike in the dark. 

At the king's court every man for 


(With hunger no bread is nasty.) 
Hungry dogs eat dirty puddings. 

At last they came to blows. 

After the French mode. 

(At the wars as they do at the wars.) 
Suit yourself to the company you are 

Word for word ; literally. 
In a friendly way ; amicably. 
To friendship, sir, nothing is impos- 
According to the fashion. 
One grows hardened to love and to fire. 
After the English fashion. 
Within everyone's reach. 

(Fools herd together.) Birds of a 

In the tail lies the sting. 


A la lourdliiB. 

A la t*te de l'ech«lle de noire globe esi 

plac* I'homme, chef-d'tcuvre de 1: 

crfation tciTcslrt. 
A lavet la Ifte d'an inc on ae peni qui 

le temps el la lessive. 

A I'envi. 

A I'eitrfinil*. 

A rimpcKsible nul n'est teno. 

A I'improvisle. 

Allaat i lott et i tnvtn. 


Aller i IdtoDS. 

Alter en tofanti perdus. 

Aller en vendanges sbdg panicr. 

AHer planier sei choux. 

Aller sur Ics bristei de quelqa'un. 

Allez dire A votre matlrc que nou< 
sommeit ici par la volonIC du peupic, 
et que nnus n'tn sorlirons que pat h 
force dc; baicinnelles. 

Allez, voua Stes une ingrate, 

Ne lombez jamais sous ma pa 

Allons done ! 

Allons, earants de la patrie. 

Allonii, je pim mourir, lu ro'as pleurf, 

lu m'aimes. — C. Dtkaiignt. 
A I'ceil malade la lumitre nuit. 
A rreuvie on connait I'oavrier. 

A I'ongle on connait le lion. 

A loDgue corde tire qui d'aulrui morl 

A I'on^ne de tous les pouvoirs, je dis 

de lous indistinctement, 

la force.— Afi'io/. 
A main armfe. 
A mal enfoumer or fail les pains ■ 

Amant de cceur. 


a Fontaim. 

diHerent and mildci 

Sllenllj'; nith bated breath. 

masterpiece of creation. 
(To wash an ass's head is but loss of 

time and soap.) All your pains will 

not give au ass braini. 
In a spirit of rivalry. 
At the point of death; without re- 

The best can do no more. 

Going at random ; wide of the marie. 
Cheerfulness ; mirth ; hilarity : vivacity. 
To walk irresolutely. 
To go with the forlorn hope. 
To go to the vintage without a basket. 
(To go and plant cabbages.) Rustica- 
tion ; estrangement &om the world. 
To be on the track of someone. 
Go and tell yoor master that we are 

here by the will of the people, and 

we will not dcjiart unless driicn out 

at the point of the bnyonel.* 
Get you gone, you are an ungrateful 

wretch. Mind you never let me get 

hold of you. 

Come, children of our country.f 
I can die happy now. since you wept 

for me, and you love me. 
Light hurts sore eyes. 
A woriiman is known by bis work : a 

carpenter is knoivn by bis chips. 
At leisure. 

The lion is known by his paw. 
He pulls at a long rope who desires 

another's death. 
At the base of all authority and power, 

I say all, without distinction, we lind 

that force exists. 
By force of arms. 
Lay your loaves straight in the oven or 

they will come out crooked. 
(The heart's lover.) He whom one 

truly loves. 
(According to my power.) Motto of 

the Earl of Stamford. 
lUnEn- wnt bj Louii XVT. to liie Anembty. 
venlon of Mirabaiu'> mnUKe. 
? vrardi of which w«n writreB by Rouffet de 




A mannile qui bout mouche ne s*atta- 


A mauvais chien Ton ne peut montrer 

le loup. 
A m^chant chien court lien. 
Ame damn^e. 
Ame de boue. 

Amende honorable. 

A merle soM cerises sont ameres. 

A merveille. 

A mesure que I'homme s'approche 
des 61£ments de la nature, les prin- 
dpes de sa science s'evanouissent. 
— Bemardin de Scunt'Pierre. 

Ami de table est variable. 


Amiti6, douz repos de I'&me, 
Crdpuscule charmant des cocurs, 
Pourquoi, dans les yeux d*une femme 
As-tu plus tendres langueurs ? 

— Lamariine. 
Amour, amour« quand tu nous tiens, 

On peut bien dire : Adieu prudence ! 

— lAi Fontaine* 

Amour et seigneurie nc se tinrent 

jamais compagnie. 
Amour fiut moult, argent fait tout. 

Amour, tous les autres plaisirs 
Ne valent pas tes peines. — Charlevtd, 

Amour, toux, et fum^, en secret ne font 

Andenne noblesse. 

Anden regime. 

Ane charg6 de reliques. 

Ane piqu£ convient qu'il trotte. 

A nouveaux seigneurs nouvelles lois. 

Flies will not light on a boiling pot. 

(A lover.) One that devotes his time 
to some employment for other than 
pecuniary reasons. 

There's no setting a cur on a wolf. 

To a vidous dog a short chain. 

A miserable drudge. 

(A soul of mud.) A contemptible 

A suihdent and courteous apology. 

Cherries are sour to the glutted black- 

In a wonderful way ; remarkably done. 

The nearer man approaches the ele* 
ments of nature, the more the 
principles oi his sdence fade away. 

A boon companion is changeable. 

Friendship, sweet resting-place of the 
soul, the gloaming wherein our hearts 
find peace. Why is it that thy most 
tender calm is found in a woman's 

When love casts over us his spell, 

To prudence we may say farewell ! 

Love and lordship like no fellowship. 

Love is powerful, money omnipotent. 


All other pleasures are not worth love's 

Love, a cough, and smoke cannot be 

(The old nobility.) French families 
ennobled before the Revolution of 

(The former government or administra- 
tion.) The rulers of the ante-Revo- 
lution period. 
An ass laden with sacred relics.* 
Spur an ass and hell consent to go. 

(New lords, new laws.) New brooms 
sweep clean. 

* The title of one of La Fontaine's fables, where the ast thinks that the homage paid to 
his load is paid to himself. Hence the words are generally applied to a person who gives 
himself airs when dressed in a little brief authority. 

A nul ue p«ut itrc ami qui de 3 

A paroles lourdes oreillea sourde*. 
A pas de gcout. 

A peie avare enfant piodiguc. 
A pcrte de vue. 

A petite funtoine boil-on a win aiac. 
A petit merder, petit panier. 

Apprenuna i subordontler les petils ia- 
ttrcu. aui graads, et faisoas g4ne- 
reuscmeni tout le bien qui tente nan 
ctean : □□ nc peat tire dupe d'aucune 
vert u — ta uvtnarg ues. 

Approuvez qu'il n'eU rien qui blesse un 

Comnie quand il peut \Xfa qu'tin it 

touche en I'hoiineur. — MoSiire. 
Apite domai.ige chacun est sage. 

Apr^b U Icte on graltc UtSle. 
Aprts I'Agisilas, 

Apris I'Attila, 

Holi '—Boiieau. 
Apris b mort le m&lecin. 

April la pluie le beau temps. 
Aprts le fait ne vaut souhait. 

Apris le plaisir vient la peine ; 

Apris la peine, la vertu. 
Apris lui, tl Taut lirer Tecbelle. 

AptH nous le deluge. 


He cannot be uiotber's fricaU wbo 15 
his Dsra enemy. 

To the ultermosl. 

To bard words turn deaf can. 

With great strides. 

Fil for a model. 

Glimpse : epitome : digest. 

A miser has a spendthrift son. 

As far as tbe eye can reacb. 

At a little spring one drinks al ease. 

A little pack suffices for a petty pedlar. 

A suite of two or more rooms. 

Learn to overrule tninor interests in 
favour of great ones, and generously 
do all the good tbe heart prompts ; a 
man is never iojured by acting virtu- 

Kest assured ibat there is Bothine whicll 
wounds the heart of a noblG man 
mote deeply, than the (boagfat that 

bis honour is assailed. 

when the mischief is 

(Afler death the doctor.) Shutting the 

stable when the horse has gone. 
Sunshine follows after rain- 
It's no use wishbg when the thing is 

After pleasure comes repentance ; after 

repentance, virtue. 
(After him we must take away Ihe 

ladder.) He is the worst knave of 

the lol.t 
After us the deluge. J 

• Tbif wai boilvati'i epitfram oa tbe production <jX Agen'ias aod Aitila, the two trafediei 
written by Comeille in h» decllnmE ye^. in whicb till tngedian >buu'«l a muked falling ofl 
io drammic power. It ii laid tbal Coiasille naively luppaicd UuiJuu wiiLsd 10 piaiie and 
j_!L_ .1 1 — TT._ 1^ r. piieffio a eondiuon of a&ii.wheni tbe 

,._,_. Tbe line.. 

to be HOTH Ifaao tbe fini 

■ ba*ed DQ tbe oir 

Wben tbe lait vi< 
I be proverbialiim b Dawndayi ot 
ling II "Ibe belt of tbebnncb." 
1^ attiibuted to Madune do Ponpadou 


iiom of buiffiog tbe ' 

«■ dead, fiie gallo' 

nandayi ofteo uwd in ai 


:■ ("*•*»-" 

I of tbe liex 
e«. tor i 

" Wben I ai 


: cdmiiul last, whi 




era" dLi^inteii."oT 
of a Greeli comic 



dead, may tbe eJutb be couumed k>; 




Aprte perdre, perd on bien. 

A prix d*or. 


A propos de bottes. 

A propos de rien. 

A qadque chose malheur est boD. 

A qui chapon mange chapon lui vient. 

A quinze ans, la danse est un plaisir ; 
& vingt-cinq, un pretexte ; H quarante, 
one utigue. — A. Ricard, 

A qui veut rien n'est impossible. 

A quoi bon faire cela ? 

A quoi sert I'examen avant le manage ? 

A nen Ce n'est qu'aprds qu'on se con- 
na!t 4 fond. 

Las de se composer avec un soin ex- 

Le naturel cach6 prend alors le dessus ; 
Le masque tombe de lui-meme, 

£t, malheureusement» on ne le reprend 
plus. — La Chaussie. 

A raconter ses maux souvent on les 
soulage. — ComeilU, 

Araign6e au matin, chagrin; araignde 
au midi, espoir. 

A reculons, 2i rebours. 

A rez-de-chauss^. 

Argent comptant. 

Argent comptant porte m^decine. 

Argent emprunt^ porte tristesse. 

Argent est rond, il laut qu'il roule. 

Armes blanches. 

A Rome comme a Rome. 



Arts d'^r6ment. 

A rude Ane rude dnier. 

A ses moments perdus. 
Assez 4 qui se contente. 
Assez consent, qui netnot dit 

After losing at first, one becomes a good 

(At price of gold.) Very costly; fetch- 
ing a fancy price. 

To the point ; seasonably. 

By the way ; by the by. 

Talking of nothing ; by the way. 

It b an ill wind that blows nobody any 

(Capon comes to him who eats capon.) 
Spend and God will send. 

At fifteen, dancing is a pleasure ; at 
twenty-five, an excuse for courting; 
at forty, a weariness. 

Nothing is impossible to a determined 

What's the good of doing that ? 

What use is study of a partner's cha- 
racter before marriage ? None at all. 
It is only afler the wedding that 
knowledge comes. Wearv of making 
strenuous pretensions, the natunu 
character then shows itself as it is ; 
the mask falls off, and, imhappily, it 
is never again put on. 

A man oflen softens his sorrows by 

telling them to another. 
A spider seen in the morning foretells 

grief; but seen at midday brings a 
• message of hope. 

To the right about. 

On the ground floor. 

Ready money. 

Money down works wonderful cures. 

Who goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrow- 

Money is round, so it must circulate. 

The jargon of the streets; the slang 
talk of hucksters, &c. 

Side arms ; cold steel. 

At Rome do as Rome does. 

The rear-guard. 

An after thought ; a mental reservation. 

Accomplishments ; the '* extras " of the 
academies for young ladies. 

(For a stubborn ass a stubborn driver.) 
Like cures like. 

In one's spare hours. 

Enough is as good as a feast. 

Silence gives consent. 

i9> ASSEZ [^TCB^H 

AssM deniande qui bitn sen. 

Who serves well may cliirge enough. 

Assci d'histoites mveaiies i plaisit. 

That's enougii of your tales. 

Assex dot I qui rien ne fail. 

Tile idler gtls enougb bleep. 

Assei gigae qui malhcur pcrd. 

He gains enough who loses sorrow. 

Assez parents, assez tounnents. 

Many relations are tribulations. 

Asset bail qui sait vivie et se taite. 

He is wise enough who can live and 

keep his own counsel. 

Assez tol, si Men. 

Soon enough, if well enough . 

Assez jr a, bi Hop u'y a. 

{There is enough, if there be not too 

much.) Enough is as good as a 


FtcDch paper money issued after the 

Revolution at the end of last century. 

Asastance oblige. 

Compulsory help ; poor relief. 

A tard crie I'oiseau quand il est pria. 

The bird cries out too late when in the 


A Utons, 

ExpcritnentdUy i irresolutely: at a 


A work'Shop : studio. 

A toit et i traven. 

Anyhow; confusedly. 

A tort ou 4 raison. 

Reason or none. 

A lous 1e-> caun biea n^ que la patric 

To all trae beans how dear x, their 

est chire '.— I'oltaire 
A tons oiseaui leuri nids sont besiu. 

A toutes jambes. 

A tout propos. 

A lout seigneur lout bonneur. 

A Irop acheter n'y a que revendre. 


Altelez les chevaux. 


Au battre Taut I'amour. 

Ati besoin Ton connali I'amL 

An bon droit. 

An bout de son Latin. 

Au bout du compte. 

e land \ 

All birds fancy their own nesls. 
Desperately; tremendously; with a 

As fast as one'.s legs can carry one. 
At every turn, ever and anon. 
(To every lord give all due honour.) 

Render to Cs^ar the things that 

For overbuying there's no remedy but 

selling again. 
An ofhcial belonging to an embassy. 
Put the horses to. 
A mob : a muster ; a congrcgatioD. 
Love is not made more tender by blows. 

A rriend in need is a friend indeed. 

With just right. 

(At the end of bis Latin.) At the end 

of his menial resources. 
On the whole ; in conclusion : in short ; 

taking one thing with another. 
On the contrary. 
Fully acquainted with matters. 
It is no primrose-patb that leads to 





Aucun n'est prophdte chez soi. — La 

Au dedans ce n'est qu*artifice, 
£t ce n'est que fard au dehors : 
Otez-leur le fard et le vice, 
Vous leur 6tez r&me et le corps. 

— Charleval, 
Au demeurant, le meilleur Bis du monde. 

— Clhnent Marot, 
Au dernier les os. 
Au d^espoir. 

Au diable tant demattres, dit le crapaud 
i la herse. 

Au fait. 

Au fond. 

Au grand s^rieux. 

Aujourd*hui roi, demain ricn. 

Au jour le jour. 

Au lieu de me plaindre, de ce que la 
rose a des 6pines, je me fglicite de "Ce 

Sue rapine est surmont^e de roses et 
e ce que le buisson porte des fleurs. 

Au long aller petit fardeau pdse. 

Au nature! . 

A un boiteux femme qui cloche. 

Au nouveau tout est beau. 

Au pays des aveugles les borgnes sont 

Au pied de la lettre. 
Au pis-aller. 

Au plaisir fort de Dieu. 

Au premier abord la chose n'est pas 

Au premier coup ne tombe pas I'arbre. 

Au renard endormi rien ne tombe en la 

Au reste. 

Au revoir. 

No one is a prophet in his own house. 

Deceit within, powder without, 
Describes coquettes inside and out ; 
For if they are of both bereft, 
There's naught whatever of them left. 

As for the rest, he was the best fellow 
in the world.* 

The last-comer gets the bones. 

In utter despair. 

" You are too many for me ! " as the 
toad said to the harrow. 

Well informed ; master of. 

To the bottom ; thoroughly. 

With great seriousness; entirely in 

(To-day a king, to-morrow nothing.) 

To-day a man, to-morrow a mouse. 
From hand to mouth. 

Instead of deploring that roses have 
thorns, I am glad the thorny stem is 
capped with roses and that the tree 
bears bloom. 

Even a light burden becomes heavy if 
you have to carry it far. 

In the natural state. 

(Let the cripple wed a limping wife.) 
Marry among your o^ti class. 

Novelty is always lovely. 

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed 
are kings. 


At the worst ; if the worst comes to 

the worst. 
(At the all-powerful disposal of God.) 

Motto of the Earl of^ Mount Edge- 

At first sight the matter is not clear. 

The first blow does not fell the tree. 
AVhen the fox is asleep, nothing fall 

into his mouth. 
In addition to this ; besides. 
Adieu, until we meet again. 

* These words occur in tome verses addressed by Marot to Francis I., in which he asks the 
King for money. In this missive he describes the qualities of his valet. After attributing all 
the possible vices to his servant, he terminates the catalogue of his sins with the above quota- 
tion. This is now commonly applied to any good-natured man, whose other virtues are some- 
what conspicuous by their absence. 





Help ! To the re&cue. 

Seriously ; in a serious mood. 

No sooner said than done. 

A calf may die ta soon as the cow. 

So many heads, ko many wits. 

There is a peg for every hole. 

So many men, so many opinions. 

(So much the wind carries avray.) Il is 

all idle talk. 
(One may as well be well beaten ai 

badly beaten.) One may as well be 

hanged for a sheep as a lamb. 
H is all the same whefher il is the dog 

or ihe bitch that biles you. 
A man is valued by his own estimate, 
Vou mi^ht as well carry coals to New- 

Auothcr's right. 

Other times, other customs. 

Al dealh's door; in iilitmis ; having 

one foot in the grave. 
AValchful ; vigilant. 
Desperate diseases need desperate 

God feeds the yoimg birds. 

In Ihe eyes of Him who made the uni- 
verse Ihe insect is worth a world ; for 
it needed the same skill lo create it. 

A brave arm makes a short sword long 

Coni[iiesi without danger is a barren 

triumph, , - 

(To swallow snakes.) To endure many 

crosses ; to pocket Ihe allront. 
Forward ; advance. 
A forerunner- 
Prelude ; preface ; prologue. 
(With goodsense all other things come.) 

Good sense will conduct a man to 

Avec le temps et la paille I'on mflrit les Time and straw make medlars ripe. 

Avec nantissement. (With security.) A law term. 

Avec votre permission. With permission. 

A vieux comptes nouvelles disputes. (Old reckonings cause new disputes.) 

Short reckonings make long friends. 
Avis au lectenr. (Notice to the reader.) A word to the 

wise is sufficient. 
Avise la fin. (Consider the end.) Rupici finem. 

An sf rieuj. 

Aus&it6t dit, antsitdt fiut. 

Aussi tot meurt veau que vache. 

Auiant de tJtes autant d'opinions. 

Autnnt de trous, autant dechevilles. 

Aulant d'hommes, outant d'avis. 

Aulant en cmporte le i-enl. 

Autant vaut bjen battu que mal batlu. 

Autant vaul ftre mordu d'un chien que 

Autant vaut I'homme comme il s'estimc. 
Autant vaut porter de I'cau il la rividre. 

Aux grands maui les gtwidg remMes. 

Aux petits des oiseaux il donne leur 
piture. — Raeint. 

Aui regards de Celui quilitrimmensitf 

A vaincre sans ptril, on triomphe a 


Avec de bon sens, le reste vi 

Avocat, il a'agit d'un cfaapoo 
Et Qon poinl d'Aristote et de sa politi- 
que. — Racine. 
Avoir de I'entreEciit. 

Avoir du cacbet. 

Avdr du £1 1 tetordre. 

Avoir du front ; avoir du toupet. 

Avoir du guignoti. 

Avoir la frousse. 
Avoir fair empruntf. 
Avoir la langne tnen pendue. 
Avoir Taller pour le venir. 

Avoir le c<eur hant el la Torlune basse. 
Avoir le cceur sur ta main ; avoir le 
cocur sur les livies. 

Avoir le diable au corps, 

Avcdr les couddes frauchn. 

Avoir on capike ponr une femme. 

UEZ 195 

The question before the court is the Tate 

or a fowl, and oot Aristotle and his 

To' possess tact ; to have an aptitude 

for businetis. 
To have a distinctive character ; to 

possess qualities thai raise one above 

the commoii run of men or things. 
(To have some thread to unwind.) To 

be in a quandary ; to be placed in an 

embarrassing position. 
To have effrontery ; to have plenty of 

(To be tfae victim of an evil eye.) Tobe 

down on one's luck. 
To be in a slate of alarm. 
To look awkward. 
To have the gift of tbe gab. 
To have nothing but one's laboiu for 

To have high spirit and low fortune. 
(To have one's bearl on one's hand ; to 

have the heart on the lips.) To be 

of a frank, ingenuous disposition. 
(Out of one's mind.) To have a bee in 

one's b<nmet. 
To have elbow-room ; to be able to act 

according to one's inclination. 
To have a passing fancyfor a woman ; 

to be inspired with a transient pas- 

Avoir une mfmoire de liivte. 
Avoir une peur bleue. 

A volonte. 

A votre santj. 

A vous le At, Monsieur. 

To have a treacherous memory. 

(To be blue with fear.) To be frifiht- 

Al will ; at pleasure. 
Here's to your health. 
(It is your turn to play, su-.) It's yonr 

Forthwith ; speedQy ; at short notice. 
Always have more than one string to 

your bow. 
(Love loyalty.) Motto of the Marquis 

of Winchester, t 

. SHaltn note, on 

uood Ibe iltacki af [hg Parlianirntiiy iDldieii upnn bit houte for 
(MtamaaatMx fail lor^Hy to tbe Kinff, be ordered thate wordB to be wi 
of Iba hoBK. Hla dvuni^Anii have adopted tbem at their motto. 


Baissci le p; 
Baissez le! siorea. 
Bal champetre. 
Bnllon d'essai. 


Bal par sousoiptimt. 

BiSIir des chlteau:! en IDipagne. 


BSton porte paix. 


Battle la caiDpagne. 

{A lounger.} A regular Parisian. 

Silliness; foolery. 

Plaj-ful discourse. 

A tritle. 

To strike the colonn. 

Draw the blinds down. 

A country ball. 

Humbug ; nonsense. 

(A trial balloon.) A device lo see 

which wav the wind blows ; n ru.w la 

discover the bent of popular feeling. 
Stupidity: want of skill. 
A subscription ball. 
Hie black gang ; n bad lot. 
Scmwl : rigmarole. 
A blue slocking ; a ieamed woman. 
Well, so be it ; mum for that. 
A cnstle or stronghold in Paris, where 1 

siateprisoncrswere confined until the j 

end of last century. 
To build castles in the air.* 
A stick ; a staff. 
(A stick Ls a good peacemaker.) If you 

wish for peace, prepare for war. 
To destroy the arguments or character 

Baitre la g^nfrale. 

Battre te chien devant le lion. 

Beancoup de mf moire et pen di 

Beau ideal. 
Beau monde. 
Beautf du diable. 

[i doubtfol. IlmaT 

(To beat the dog before the lion.) A 

plan not likely to make the dog 

A nuLssacre of g-ime. 
A foolish gossiping woman. 
(A good memory, but little sense.) A 

^iod memory is no proof of 

A perfect model. 

The world of fashion ; the upper ten. 
(Beauty of the devil.) The transient 

beauty that depends on youth and 

health alone. 

.._-t [hat in Mrly 

if Ihe Spanish Kin^, and *«« 

Bd/ir drs cMfra, 

Beaute et Me soa 

Beautf aans bonlf ne vaut rien. 

Beaux esprils. 

Beaux yeui de m cassette. 

Bel esprit. 

Belle, bonne, ricbe, el sage, 

Est une femme en quatre stages. 

Belle chose est l8t ravie. 

Belle lillc et mfchante robe trouvent 

toujouTs qui les accroche. 
Belle bdtesse nn mal pour la bouise. 

Belle loumure. 

Besoin lait vieille trotter. 




Bien attaqui, bien djfendu. 

Bien condoire sa barque. 

Bien dire Tait rire ; bien fairs fait tt 

de I'jme et du gollt. — Buffan. 
Bien entendu. 

Bien est lairon qui lanon d^robe. 

Bien nouiii et nal appris. 

Ken perdu, Uen connn. 

sonvent en com- Beauty and folly go often loi;elber. 

Beauty without goodness is notliins 

Men of wit and humour. 

(The prelly eyes of iier cash-box.) Her 

money is her chief attraclion. 
(A pretty wit.) A brilliant mind. 
Prelly, good, rich, sensible— that's a 

woman four storeys high. 
Beauty is fleeting. 
A pretty girl and a tattered gown always 

meet something to catch them. 
A pretty hostess makes the hotel bill 

Relined literature. 

Symmetry ; shapeliness. 

A person obtaining a benefit; 

(Need makes the old woman trot.) 

Needs must when the devil drives. 
A beast ; a stupid persoa. 
(Wild boar, t One espedaUy disliked i 

a pet abomination. 
Gross fotly ; nonsense. 
A blunder \ a false step. 
(Well matched.) Set a ibief to catch 

a thief. 
(To Bieer one's boat well.) To manage 

one's afiairs well. 
Thev will be hushed by a good deed 

who laugh at a wise speech. 
To write well is to think well, leel and 

express well, and to have at the same 

time wit, soul, and taste. 

(Well undentood.) To be sure; of 

He is a thorough thief who robs a 

(Well fed but ill taugbt.) Strong in 

the arm and weak in the head. 
(Once lost, then prized.) We never 

know the worth of water till the well 

Good manners ; decorum. 
A jewel ; a treasure. 

Billet a b Chllrc. 
Billet doui. 
Billets d'eiat. 


BlAmer un jeuoe hommc d'etre 

aruoureu.1, c'est repiuchcri quelqu'un 

d'etre matade Dmlm. 

Boiii out ureilies et champs ont (cillcl^. 

Bon as-iXM. mauvais voisin. 
Bon bourgeois. 

Bou cliien fhasse de race. 

Bon diable. 

Bon droit a besoin d'aide. 

Bon grS, nwl gr6- 

Bon guet chasse n: 



Bon jour, bonne ccuvtc. 

Bonjour lunettes, adieu filletles. 

Bon marcM lire I'argent hors de la 

Bon mot. 

Bonne bete. 

Bonne -bouche. 

Bonne 4p<e, point querelleur. 

Bonne et belle assei. 

Bonne Toi. 

Bonne jouni^e lait qui de fol se djtivie. 

Bonne la maille qui sauve le denier. 

de La. CliAtre, heine compelled to eoawaymnn 
tohiminwhichihepromiKdEdclitT. Butwl 
ncUlmed, " That fine JiXJU A £1 CM/nj ' 

LET [fbebcB 

Tlie letter tola ChSlra.* 

A love-fetter. 

Government paper ; bank notes. 

A norlb-east wind ; a rrc^h breeze. 

Odd : quaint. 

A boastful lale ; an incredible story. 

To blame a youlh for bein^ love-sick is 

like reproaching a man becauK he has 

bad health. 
Surfeited; cloyed. 
(Woods have ears and fields have eyes.) 

The verj' walla have ears. 
A good lawyer is a bad neighbour. 
A substantial citizen ; a comfortable 

(A good dog hunts from natural 

instinct.) Good natures iiMtinctirely 

cbouse the right cootsc. 
A merry comrade makes a 

A jolly good fellow. 
Even ,T good cause needs help. 
Whether you like it or not ; u-itly- 

Good watching drives away mischance. 
Good luck. 

Goodnature; easy temper; credulity. 
The better the day, the belter the deed. 
Good monow spectacles, farewell 

A bargain draws the money out of the 

A pun. a nitty expression. 

A nurse- maid. 

A good-natured stupid creature. 

A luscious morsel : a toothsome lit.bit. 

A good sword never picks a quarrel. 

Good and handsome enough. 

Good faith ; plain dealing. 

It is a good day's work to get rid of 3 

(It is a good halfpenny that saves a 

penny.) A penny saved is a penny 

Our philosophy depends on our state of 


telbsGckleDcuofwomen. TbeMarquli 

and prDinpUj forgot b« 




Bonne renomm^e vaut mieux que 
ceinture dorte. 

Bonnet de noit. 

Bonnet rouge. 

Bonne vie, bonne fin. 

Bon pays, mauvais chemin. 

Bon po^te, mauvais homme. 
Bons mots n*€pargnent nuls. 
Bons nageurs sont li la fin noy^. 

Bon ton. 
Bon vivant. 
Bon voyage. 

Bom6 dans sa nature, infini dans ses 

L*homme est un dieu tomb^ qui se 

souvient des dieux. — Lamariine, 

Bouche H feu. 

Bouche serr6e, mouche n'y entre. 





Boutez en avant. 
Branler dans la manche. 

Brebis compt^es, le loup les mange. 

Brebis qui b61e perd sa goul6e. 

Brebis rogneuse 
Fait Tautre tigneuse. 


A good name is better than riches. 

A nightcap. 

(The red cap.) The cap of liberty. 

A good life makes a good end. 

(A good country, a bad road.) The 

worse for the rider, the better for the 


(A good poet, a bad man.) The better 
workman, the worse husband. 

(Jesters spare no one.) Better lose 
your friend than waste your jest. 

(Even good swimmers are drowned at 
last.) A pitcher goes once too often 
to the weO. 

The height of fashion. 

A good liver ; a jolly companion. 

A pleasant journey. 

A note ; memorandum. 

Limited in his nature, unbounded in his 
aspirations, Man is a £aillen God who 
is ever mindful of his divine origin. 

A field piece. 

Keep your mouth shut and you will 
swallow no flies. 

Fish soup. 

The familiar name used for the. Boule- 
vard St. Michel, an important tho- 
roughfare running throughout the old 
Latm Quarter of Paris. 

A citizen. 

The body of citizens ; burgesses ; the 
shop-keeping class. 

The Stock Exchange. 

(A whim; a freak.) A cock-and-bull 
story ; a wild goose- chase. 

The leader of the fim ; the life and soul 

of the company. 
Push forward. 

(To be loose in the handle.) To be 
threatened in one's fortune or reputa- 
tion ; to be in a parlous case. 

Worry about your sheep and the wolf 
will worry them. 

While the sheep is bleating it is losing 
a mouthful. 

One rotten sheep will mar a whole 

In short. 

BreveW . 

BriUer nai 

Brfllcr la cliandelle par Ics deux bouts. 

Briller le p3iil. 

BtOIet n'e^t pas ripondre. 

— CamilU DcumuUns. 
Brfller scs vnisseaux. 



Bureau (pt. bureaux). 

Bureau de conciliation. 
Bureau de la guerre. 




Car c'cst double plnii 
trompcur. — La Fam 

Paleut; license. 

Indirect means ; intrigue ; cabal. 
To be conspicuous by his absence. 
The tricki thai students play upon new- 
comers ; horse-play. 
That's enough of it ! 
A pamphlet. 
An uproar. 
(Falling out.) State of variai 


To bom Ihe candle at both cuds. 

To rush along. 

Burning is no anbwet.' 

(Tobum one's boats.) To risk all ou the 

attempt; neck ornothmg. 
Abrupt; blunt. 

Rudeness. , 

A (public) oflice. 
( Bureamrracy.) Tlie undue infiucncc of 

the permanent olhcials b the admmis- 

(The conciliation committee,] A com- 
mittee for settling disputes. 
The War Office. 

A register of the survey of lands. 
Joltbg; chaos. 
That will go on alt right. t 
Slander and keep ou slandering ; some 
of the mud will sticL. 

Good fellowship, 

A night attack. 

liie rabble. 

A false story. 

From head to foot. J 

To trick the trickster is doubly a 

To ride one's hobby-horse. 

Tlie reply to Rolieaiieire, wbo tbreatened lodetcro; ihe newipaperin which De 
ccated ite polic]' of the indiicnmimile butchery of IhoH who w«e oppoted to th 
ID iDconuptiblfi-* 
A pbiue used by Bfinjunio FraokliD, wbicb bwiuiie popular by its conttAil use 

Tbii eipceuloB it conicciatsd by ancienl aHge. but it it now Fiendi u ilie i) 
ofPraDce. Tls cotrsct Fresch ^rue ■> ife /iW (h «/. 




Car je connais voire coeur Equivoque : 
Respect le cabre, amour ne radoucit ; 
£t ressemblez k l*oeuf cuit dans sa coque: 
Plus on I'dchauffe, et plus il se durcit. 

— y. B, Rousseau, 


Carte blanche. 

Carte de visite. 

Carte du pays. 


Car tel est notre plaisir. 

Casser une croAte. 

Catalogue raisonnd. 
Cause cddbre. 


Ce garfon ne vaut pas le pain qu*U 

Cela arrive comme mar6e en Careme. 

Cela fait dresser les cheveux. 

Cela fera du bruit dans Landemeau. 

Cela heurte le f>ens commun. 
Cela me donne la chsdr de poule. 
Cela n*est pas de mou bail. 

Cela saute aux yeux. 

Cela sert ^ faire bouillir la marmite. 

Cela tombe bien. 

Cela va sans dire. 

Cela viendra. 

Celui a bon gage du chat qui en tient 
la peau. 

Celui est homme de bien quiesthomme 
de biens. 

Celui-lUcherche toujours midi ^ quatorze 

Your fickle heart love ^tmot quell. 
And e*en respect *gainst it is foUed ; 
'Tis like the ^%% cooked in its shell. 
Which hardens all the more it's boiled. 

A card, a bill of fare. 

A blank sheet of paper ; full powers. 

A small photogpraphic portrait. 

A rough sketch ; a bird*s-eye view. 

(A challenge.) An agreement between 

belligerent states for an exchange of 

prisoners, &c. 

(For such is our pleasure.) The justifi- 
cation of despotic acts. 

(To break a crust.) To partake of a 

light, hasty meal. 
A catalogue with illustrations or notices. 
(A celebrated case.) A trial which has 

become the talk of the town. 

Familiar talk ; chat. 

That boy is not worth his salt. 

(That comes like fish in Lent.) In the 

nick of time. 
That makes one's hair stand on end. 
(That will make an uproar in Lander- 

neau.) There will be a row about 

That is opposed ta conmion sense. 
That makes my flesh creep. 

(That is no affiur of mine.) I am not 

responsible for that. 
That tells its own tale. 
That helps to make the pot boil. 
That is lucky. 

That goes without saying; it is 

(That will come one day.) All in good 

He holds a good pledge of the cat who 
has her skm. 

(A good man is a man of goods.) 
Money makes the man. 

That fellow is always too late. 

* As to the origin of this proverbtalism, it was a custom in Landemeau, a small town in 
Brittany, for the townsfolk to make matters a little unpleasant for widows who were about to 
marry again. It was Alexandre Duval, however, who made the fortune of the phrase in his 
comedy, Let Hiritien, The scene of this play, produced in 1706, is laid in Landemeau, and 
the above saying is constantly introduced. The humour of the situation consists in tlia 
ezagfferated opinion that those awelling in a small town have of the importance of their little 

Celui-la peut prendre, qai ^fite un 
p]ai<.ir au^ai ifilical i recevoir que son 
ami en sent It lui donner, 

^La Bruyire. 

Cclui peut hardimeut nager 1 qui Ton 

Celui qui 'A \.&c\it de vivre de maaiire i 
n' ivcjir pas besoin de songcr a la mort, 
la voii venir sans eflVni. 

—MonUsqu leu. 

Celui qui a Irouvj un ban gendre n 
gagn£ na fils ; nuis celui qui en a 
renconlre un maavais, a perdu unc 

Celni qui est sur les *pnules d'un |;6ant 
voil plus loin que celui qoi !e poite. 

Celui qui met un frein it la fureur des 

Satt aussi dcs mfcbanl!) arret er les 
complots . — Racine. 

Cclui qui ne dit rien consent, 

Celui qui rcfoit ses amis et ne donne 
aucuD soin personnel au repas qui 
leur est destini n'est pas digne d'avoir 
dea amis.— BrUial-Savaritt. 

Celui qui veut, celui-lS peul. 

Cc mariage est sur 1e tapis. 

Cc monde-d n'est qu'une oeuvre 

Oil chacun fait ses rdles difffrents. 
I.^ sur la seine, en habit dtamatique, 
Brillent prilats, roinistres, conqufrants. 
Pour nous, vil peuple, assis aux derniets 

Troupe futile et deis grands rebnlfe, 

Par nous d'en bas la piice est 6:out£e. 

Mais nous payons, utiles spectateurs ; 

Et, quand la farce est mal reprtsent^. 

Pour notre argent nous siffloos les 
acteur?. — y. £, Rousuau. 

Ce mondeest plein dc fous. 

Ce ne sont pas les plus belles qui font 
les gnmdes passions. 

Ce n'est jamais I'opinion dea anttes qui 
nous dipUH, maia U volonK qu'ils 
ont qaelqnefois de nous y soumettre 
lotsque noiia ne le vouloru pas. 


(He is a bad manager who tutes not 
the honey Qorlicksbis lingers.) Itii 
a poor cook that cannot lick bis own 

He is a fortunate man who feels as 
much pleasure in receiving a boon a^ 
his friend feels in granting it. 

A man may swim boldly who is held 
up by the chin. 

He who has tried tu live in such a way 
(hat he does not think it necessary to 
think of death, sees it approach with- 

He who has got a good son-in-law, has 
found a son, but he who bas got a 
bad one, has lost a daugblei. 

lie who ridea on the giant's shoulders 

sees further than the giant himself. 
He who can still the raEioe sea 
Can alw check knaves' vilkiny. 

Silence gives consent. 

The host who gives no personal heed lo 
tbe dinner lo which he invitea his 
friends, is not worthy of having 

(He who has the will, has the power.) 
Where there's a will, (here's a way. 

That wedding is talked of. 

This world is merely a comedy, where 
each man plays a different part. 
There, on the stage, in theatrical 
garb, shine prelates, ministers, con- 
querors. As for us, base groundlings 
seated in back seats, scorned by the 
great ones of the earth, we listen to 
the play from a humble place. But 
we are useful to the spectacle, for we 
pay for it, and, when the farce is 
acted ill, we gel a return for our 
money by hissing the players. 

The world is full of foola. 

The greatest beauties do nol inspire the 
deepest love. 

It is never the opinion of others which 
displeases us, but their de^re at 
times to force their opinions on us, 
when we do ikot wish to accept 


Ce n'est ni la ProvidenM ni la vie qui 
nous trompcDt ; c'est dous qui nous 
iTOmpoDS sue les dessdns de rune et 
sur le but de— yeufroy. 

Ce n'est pas assez de faire entendre ce 

au'on dil, il faut encore le faire voit ; 
Taut que la mimoire, 1' intelligence 
et rimaginatioD s'en accommodent 
Ce n'est pas aui regards, ni aui fa^otu ; 
mais c est au cbangCTncnt de la voix 
en s'adre&stnt i, un homme, que 
nous avons toujouis dcvinf le plus 
sQiemenl, I'appanlion de 1'amour 
cliez une femme.— Z. Diprtt. 
Ce n'est pas dans des cages, fusseal- 
elles doifes, qu'il Taut tlcver les 
aigles,— fiftor Hufft. 
Ce n'est pas jtre bien aise que de lire. 
— St. Evrtntond. 
Ce n'est pas kxxt sage 
D'itie plus sage qu il ne Taut. 

— Quinault. 
Ce n'est pas la mer i boire. 

Ce n'esl pas le souvetain, c'est la loi, 
Sire, qui doit rCgner sur les peuples. 
Vous n'en £(es que ie ministre el le 
premier Upo^tnxe.—Massillon. 

Ce n'est pas pour vous que le four 

Ce n'est pas tout que des choux, il faut 

encore de la gnusse. 
Ce n'est point assez d'avoir un front qui 
pense, un cuil qui voit ; il faut encore 
avoir une main qui parle. 

— j4. Houisayc. 
Ce n'est point en courant et la brune et 
la blonde, 
Qu'on peut rencontrer le bonbeur; 
II faut, pour £tre heureui, avoir en ce 

bas monde, 
Bon estomac et mauvais ctxur. 

Ce o'est qu'un cenlon. 

Ce n'est lout I'avantaee de courir bien 
tost, mais Inen de courir de bonne 
beure. — Rabtlais. 

Cent ans de chagrin ne payent pas un 
sou de dettes. 

IT 103 

Neilher Providence not life deceives us, 
but we deceive ourselves as to ihe 
designs of the one, and as to the goal 
of Ihe other. 

It is not enough to make people hear 
what you say — you must malte them 
understand il; memory, intelligence, 
and imagination must be equally 
called into ptay. 

It is not by the way she looks or acts, 
but by a change in her voice when 
she speaks to a man, that one can 
most surely divine when love has 

sprung up tn ^ tortnsan'e Tiiiart 

a woman's heart- 

ages, gild them as ye may, 

[t IS not m cages, gild them as 
that eagles shoold be reared. 

A. laugh is not always a proof that the 

(II is not Ihe sea to be drunk.) It is 

an impossibility. 
It is nol the king, Sire, but Ihe law 

which ought to rule nations. Yon 

are only Ue administrator and chief 

depo^taiv of the law. 
(The oven is not wartned for you.) 

There is nothing for you. 
Cabbage will nol make soup wilhonl 

It is not enough for an artist to have a 

mind thai thinks, and an eye that 

sees, but he must also have an 

eloquent hand. 
Upon Ihe choice of dark or fair, 

Of happiness rests not the que 
You'll find it come if you've the ] 

A heart that's 

:s not the question ; 
if you've the pair: 
bad and good 

(That is a mere cenlo.) It b only 
patchwork ; a medley of other peo- 

Tbe race is not to him who runs the 
fastest, but to him who starts 

' liet 1 

I not pay a 

Ccni ans n'cal guire, niais jamais c'c 

Ce que fail la liiuvc plail au loup. 
Ce que femmu veut Dieu le veiit, 

Cc que Ic poukun prend eo jcuiiesse 
II le continue En vieillesi«e. 

A hundred yeara ts not much, bul 
Never is a long daj. 

The M-oltis pitwd of bin littet. 

(\V1ial a tt-omao wishes God wisbes.) 
A wilrol woman must have her way. 

(llic hnbitii thai the colt leam^ace seen 
ia the old horse.) What is bred in 
■he bone comes out in the flesh. 

(What lite sober man hides in his heart 
is on the tongue of the drunkard.} 
When the wine is in, the wit is out. 

Ce qui allege le labcur, ce qui sanclilic 
le travail, ce qui leud rhonime fort, 
bon, sage, patient, bienveillant, juste, 
i W fots humble ec grand, Jigne de 
I'intetligence, digne de la Jihertf, 
c'esl d'avoit dcvant stii )» petpilueUe 
vision d'un monde meilleur layonnant 
a (lavcrs les IJnibres de cette vie. 

Ce qui catacKiise les vrais pcnseurs, 
c'osl un mfil.inpc dc mi^tcre ct de 
^^axti.~yu(or //ugu. 

Ce qui est dilKrC n'cst pas perdu. 

Ce qui r^l que la plupart des fcmmes 
sont pen sensibles i I'amitif, c'est 

a Rochefoucauld. 

Ce qui fait que peu de personnes sont 

HEieables dans la conversation, c'est 

que cbacun songe plus I ce qu'il a 

disent, et aue I'on n'fcoute guire 
quand on a bien envie de parler. 

— La RachefaMcauld. 

Ce qui llatte le plus une femme, c'est 

de voir amourcux d'elle seule, un 

homme dont beiucoup d'auties 

femmes sont amoureuses. 

— Rochcbrunt. 

Ce qu'il y a de plus grand, ce qu'il y a 

de di\in dans Vbomme, c'esl la pittf 

et le pardon,—^. Dumas,Jils. 

Ce qui manque aux orateun en profon- 

deitr Us vous U donnent en longueur. 

— Monttsquitu. 


Whal lightenti labour, sanctifies toil and 
niakcs a man good and strong, wise 
and patient, jusi and benevolent, both 
lowly and gfcat, as well iis worthy of 
intelligence and freedom, is Ilic 
perpetual vision before bin of r 
belter world beaming through life's 

True Ihiukcrs are chiir;icleiised by a 

That which is merely defcrted b not lost. 

Most women are indifTereat to friend- 
ship, as friendship is tame to those 
who have experienced love. 

Lovers and their mistresses never be- 
come bored in one another's sociely, 
because they are always talking about 

Few are agreeable in conversation, be- 
cause each ihinks more of what he 
intends to say than of what others 
are saying, and Ustens no more when 
he biinseff has a chance to speak. 




Ce qui m*a toujours beaucoup nui, c'est 
que j*ai toujours m6pris^ ceux que je 
n'estimais pas. — Montesquieu, 

Ce qui nuit It Pun duit UTautre. 

Ce qui rend la jeunesse si belle et qui 
fait qu'on la regrette quand elle est 
pass&, c'est cette double illusion qui 
recule Thorizon de la vie et qui la 
dore. — Jouffroy, 

Ce qui vient par la flihe, s'en va par le 

Ce qu'cdl ne voit, au coeur ne deult. 

Ce qu*on a bien aim€ Ton ne peut le 
hair. — Comeille, 

Ce qu*on apprend au berceau dure 
jusqu*au tombeau. 

Ce qu'on fait maintenant, on le dit ; et 
la cause en est bien excusable : on 
fait si peu de chose. — Alfred deMusset, 

Certaines gens trouvent i redire ^ tout 

Certaines personnes sont nte coiff<ges. 

Certes, ce sentiment 
Qui m'envahit, terrible et jaloux, c'est 

De r amour, il en a toute la fureur triste ! 
De Tamour— et pourtant il n'est pas 

^golste ! 
Ah, que pour ton bonheur je donnerais 

le mien, 
Quand m£me tu devrais n'en savoir 

jamais rien, 
S'll se pouvait parfois, que de loin, 

Rire un peu le bonheur n6 d» mon 

sacrifice. — Edm, Rostand, 

Ces deux tableaux font pendant. 
Ces fabricants sont hors de pair. 
Ces gens-li font leurs orges en pillant 
les autres. 

Ce sont 1^ jeux de prince : 
On respecte un moulin, on vole une 
province. — Andrieux. 

Ce sont les Cadets de Gascogne 
De Carbon de Castel-Jaloux, 
Bretteurs et menteurs sans vergogne 
Ce sont les Cadets. — Edm, Rostand, 

I have always done myself much harm 
by despising those people for whom 
I have no respect. 

One man's meat is another's poison. 

What makes youth so fair, and so 
dearly regretted when past, is its 
double illusion which makes the hori- 
zon of life seem far away, and at the 
same time gilds it. 

(What comes by the flute, goes with 
the drum). Soon earned, soon spent ; 
lightly come, lightly go. 

What the eye sees not, the heart grieves 
not for. 

We cannot learn to hate that which we 
have once deeply loved. 

What is learned in the cradle remains 
with us to the grave. 

Whatever we do nowadays we talk 
about ; but there is much excuse : for 
we do so very little. 

Some people find fault on every occa- 

Some are bom with silver spoons in their 

Yes, this feeling that possesses me, 
terrible and jealous as it is, is truly 
love ; it has all love's passion, all its 
sadness. Still, it is not selfish, for to 
give thee happiness, I would gladly 
renounce my own, though thou mightst 
never know what I had sacrificed; 
yes, I would renounce it, if only I 
might sometimes hear the distant 
sound of thy exulting in the bliss my 
loss had gained for thee.* 

Those two pictures match. 

Those manufacturers are unrivalled. 

(They reap themselves by pillaging 
others.) They feather their own nest 
at the expense of other people. 

Such are the pla3rful ways of princes ; 
they leave a mill alone, while they 
steal a whole province. 

These are the Cadets of Gascony, of 
Carbon of Castel-Jaloux, braggarts 
and shameless brawlers all, these are 
the Cadets of Gascony. 

* See note on passag^e ^e vous aime; fitouffe^ etc., in this section. 

206 CE t 

Ce £Dnt Ic; pires bonrdea que les viaies. 
Cessez dc vous en prendre anx autres 

de vos prapres tautes. 

— y. y, Rmaseau. 
C'est a dire. 
C'esI ainsi qu'en partant je vous ftis 

IOCS adicux. — Qut'imult. 
C'esI A peu pr6s le mCme. 
C'est autani de gagnC. 
C'est bien le cas de le dire. 
C'est bonnet bUnc et bUnc bonnet. 

C'est clair comme deux et deux font 

C'csl dans les granda daiiEers qu'on 
voit les grands cOuraE<3- — Regnard. 

C'est diepiffer St. Pierre pour coiffer 
Si. Paul. 

C'est dc I'argent en barre. 

C'est dc I'eau hSnite de conr. 

C'est de I'btbrea pour lui. 

C'esI de I'hommequela femmeapprend 
ce qn'U Taut voir, et de la rcmme que 
rbomme apprend ce qu'il faut faire, 
— y. y. Rousseau. 

Cest done une r*volte i—Louis XVI. 

C'est du ble en grenier. 

C'est du Nord aujourd'hui que nous 

vienl la [umi^re. — Voltaire. 
C'est igal. 
C'est en amour surlout que les absents 

ont tort. — Fournier. 
C'est en fait de lui. 
C'est f tre mCdiocrement habile que de 

(aire des dupes. 
C'est Foi dans la langue du del. 
Amour dans la langue des hommes. 

— Victor Hugo. 

Troths are the hardest je^ts. 

Cease to blame others lor your outi 

That is to say ; namely. 

lu this wny I bid you a last farewell.* 

It's aboi the same thing. 

That is so much to the good. 

Vou may indeed say so. 

[It is white cap and cap white.) There 

ore six of the one and half a dozen of 

the other. 
(It is as clear as thai two and two make 

four.) It is as plain as a pike-staff. 
It LI in great dangers that great courage 

-„ Si. Peter's shrine to adorn 
"aul's.) Robbing Peter to pay 

It is as good as ready money. 
Those are emplj' promises. 
That's Greek to him. 
Man teaches woman what she ought to 
see, and woman leaches man what 
he ought to do. 

Is it a revolt then ? f 

(Wheal in one's granary.) It brings 

grist to the mill. 
To-day il is from the North that the 

light of culture cf — ■ 

St. Pau 


is alio 

In love especially the absent are in 

All is ovci- with him. 
It takes only average cunning to m 

"Failh."in the language of heaven 
" Love," in the language of men. 



,Ml.'. 7-*A*.l 

, Medea, bavi 

ae failed 1 




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ihoie who hi 

. FaTUngil 



ivenging i 



often quoted 

nf Ih 

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-d Ihe D. 




Cat folic d 

C'est folk de fiure 
C'est folic de (aire 
C'est la cour dn roi P«Uud. 

bajrcT contrc on fooT. 

m61ecin ton 
maillet de sod 

C'est la moncbe du cocbe. 

C'est la pelle qui se moque du fou^on. 

C'est U que le bSt le blesse. 

C'est la raison 
Et ooQ pas I'habil, qui fait I'homine. 

C'est la tSlc de M61use. 

Only a fool wonid face an oven ia a 

^Duing match. 
He is a fool who makes his doctor bis 

A mau makes a mallet of his list only 

meeting where all present wish to 

speak at once. 
He's like the fly on the coach wheel. 
It's the pot calling the kettle black. 
That's the spot where the shoe pinches. 
It is the mind and not the garb that 

makes the man. 

C'est le bonheur de vivre 
Qui fait la gloire de mouiir. 

— Victor Hugo. 
C'est le commencement de la fin. 
C'est le fils de la poule blanche. 

C'est le jouir et non le posside: 

rend heureui. — Montaigne. 
C'est le mot de l'£nigme. 
C'est le refrain de la ballade. 
C'est le secret dePoUchineUe. 

C'est le ton qui fait la musique. 

C'est I'imaginationqiii gouveme le genre 

humain. — NafoUon 1. 
C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la 

C'est m 

1 plaisanteri 

ie qui m'a lu£. 

Camille Dtsnumlins. 
C'est notre bonheur apparent qui nous 
fait le plus d'ennemis. 

— AUs. Dumas, fits. 
- - - r ics- 

It is the beginning of.lhe ead.* 

He was bom with a silver spoon in his 

Happiuess is in the enjoyment, not in 

the possession. 
It is the (key-)word of the riddle. 
The old story over again. 


.) A 

secret that everyone knows. 
II is the loue that makes the music. 
Mankind is governed by its imagination. 

It is magnifkenl, but it is not war.t 

My joke has killed me.} 

Il is our apparent happiness whidl 
gains for us most enemies. 

* Tallaj-mul ii faid to have taiAti tfaii i 



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l> on tfac 



Lljht Br 


»UuEh>d>t tbl 



C'esi peu que de coorir, H Glut partir i 

C'est plus qn'un ciime, c'eatuneMtiae. 
Cest possjdcr les iasns que aavoir s'cn 

passer. — Rtgnard. 
C'est pout I'achever de peindre. 

It U not enc 

■ugh to n 

C'est se m^priset soi-mime, qae de 

n'oser piiroitre ce qu'an est. L'art 

de se contrefaire et de se cacher, n'est 

souveot que r»veu tadte de iios vices. 

— JUoisiUaii. 

C'esl w.n affiiite. 

C'est son cheval de botiitle. 

C'est trop aimer quaad on en meurt. 
C'est un avare, il tondiait sur un oeuf. 

C'est an balai neur, il Tait batai neur. 
C'est un barbarc aimable. — Thierr. 
C'est un bon enfant, mais il n'a pas 

invents la poudre. 
C'est un bon parti- 
C'est un chevalier d'industric. 
C'est une autre paite de manches . 

C'est uue bonne fburchetle. 
C'eijt une bonne Ueue au has mot. 
C'est une chose admirable, que tous les 
grands homines out toujours ilii 
';, quelque petit grain de folic 

ai\e i leuT s( 
le fort m 

£ tSle. 

C'est une grande folie At vooloir Sire 
sage tout seul. — La Rochefoucauld. 

C'est une graDde habiliti que de savoir 
cacher son habllitf. 

— La Rochefoucauld. 
* This ituid to havF been Ta1Le;rand'i rom 

Il is worse than acrime, itisablunder.* 
To know how to do without a thing '\% 

(This is to finish his picture.) This is 
to complete his character. 

(NVhen the child is christened the god- 
fathers arrive.) When the need is 
greatest the help comes. 

Not to dare to appear as one really is, 
is to despise oneself. The art of con- 
cealing itnd counterfeiting is often 
only a tacit acknowledgment of our 

(It is his bu^ness.) Leave that to him. 
(That it his war-horse.) That is liLs 

strong point. 
It is tallied of. 
The worst wheel always creaks the 

It is always the woman of forty who 

calls n woman of thirty old. 

It is overdoing the thing to die of love. 
(He is a miser, he would shave an egg 

if he could.) He is a skin-flint. 
New brooms sweep clean. 
He is a barbarian, but an amiable one.f 
He is a good fellow, but he won't set 

the Thames on fire. 
She is a good match. 
He is an adventurer. 
(That is a very different pair of sleeves.) 

Quite another pair of shoes. That's 

quite another thing. 
He is a good trencher-man. 
It's at the very least three miles oif. 
It is pleasant to see the greatest men 

have always had some whim— some 

little chaff of folly amongst their 

golden grain of knowledge. 
He is a sad dog. 
(It is (-ery foolish to try to be wise alone.) 

Two heads ate better than one. 
It is the greatest clei'cmess to know 

how to conceal one's cleverness. 



C'est une giande mbire que de n'avoir 
pas assez d'esprit pourbien paileT,iii 
assez de jugement pour se taire. 

—La Bruyirt. 

C'est une pUij>at)(e chose oue ta peusje 
dtpende absolumeDt de restomac, et 
que, malgri cela, les mcilleurs esto- 
macs ne soient pas les meilleurs pen* 
seun. — Volbiirt. 

C'est une lemp^te dans un verre d'ean. 

C'est one terrible affaire que de s'obliger 
d'ainer par contrat. 

—SussySaiutia . 
C'est une vraie aubaine. 
C'est uu Mile roaeau que la ptospfritf. 
C'est un fin natob. 

C'est un grand signe de m^diocritf, de 
louec toujours modfrfmcnt. 

— yauveruvgues. 
C'est UD heureux d^gagement 
Que de nuitter les sots qu'on Irouv* 
dans les villesi 
Pour aller jouir doucement 
De I'aimable entretien des campagnes 

fertiles ; 
On y tniuve, il est vrat, des sots, petits 

MaLs le nonde est plus raie aui champs. 
-De CaiUy. 
C'est un hoQune qui ne sait pas vivre. 
C'est un metier que de bire un livie 
comme de faire une pendnle. II Taut 
plus que de 1' esprit pour Stre auleur. 
— La Bruyhe. 
C'est un op£ra tris cooru. 
C'est un pauvre vaisseau. 

C'est un pesant fardeau d'avoir on 

gtand m^rite. — Regnard. 
C'est tin poeme plein de verve. 
C'est im prtK pour un rendu. 

C'est un sot i vingt>quatre ci 

• Hia Giud Diika Paul of R 

It is wretched not lo have enough wit 
to speak well, nor enough sense to 
keep silent. 

It is amusing to reSect that the mind 
utterly depends on the stomach, aid 
that, nevertheless, the best digestion 
does not belong to the greatest 

(It is a tempest in a drinking-glass.) A 
storm in a tea-cup.* 

It is a dai^erous business lo bind a man 
down to love a woman by a martiage 

It is quite a god-send. 
Prosperity is a weak leed. 

He's a knowing card. 
To be niggard in one's praise of others 
is a sure proof of metliocrily in one- 

And far from these town-bores to find 

Sweet pleasures in the peaceful fields ; 
For though one finds fools great and 

Dwelling near a village steeple, 
'Tis better there, for, after all. 
You do not find so many people. 

He is an ill-mannered man. 

The writing of books is as much atrade 
as the making of witches. Some* 
thin^ more than mere ability b neces- 
sary m order to be an author. 

This opera is very popular. 

(He is a poor ship.) A feeble fellow 
who cannot manage his own afTairs. 

A great reputation is a heavy burden 

It is a spirited poem. 

(That is sometbi^ lent for something 
given back.) That's a Rohmd for 

(He Is a fool of twenty-four carats.) 
As unalloyed, absolute fool. 

He is an absolute fool. 

An exiled and vagabond king is a con- 
temptible person. 

He is an old bud — beware of him 1 
A dvcilbad a popnlEi liun^ id GcnflVA. 



C'esl I'olre affaire. 

Cet ige eal sans pilie.— Za FoHlaiHe. 

Cct animal est trte m^chaDl : 

Quand on I'attaque, ii se defend. 

Cet enfnnt (icnt de son p£re. 

Cet hnbit n botine fa^on. 

Cet oracle est plus sllr qae celui de 


He is a very honest man. 

(He is nqugbt in Ibe accuuol^.) lie is 

a mere nobody. 
That's your husiness. 
This age (childhood) is pitiless. 
This auimal is very wicked : when it is 

attacked it defends itself.' 
That child lakes after his father. ■ 
Thia coat is well made. 
This prophecy is surer tliac that of 

it young lady is short-sighled. 

^mme les That tale is as old as Adam. 

Cetle propriety sern misc iiu» cochires. 
Cetlc vie est le berceau dc 1' autre. 

Ceui qui pailenC beaucoup, ne disent 

Ceu!! qui sf moquent des penchants 
s^rieux flimeul s^ricuscmcnl les baga- 
telles, — Vatcvertargues. 

Ceui qui s'lndigirent ou qui s'euivrent 
ne savent ni boire ni manger. 

— Brillat-Savarin . 

Ceux qui sont 1 vendre ne valenl pas la 
peine d'ilte achetCs. — L. AndrUux. 

Ceux qui sont incapables dc commettre 
de grands crimes n'en soupfonneuE 
pas facilemenl les autres, 

— La RockifoucatUd. 

Ceui quiveulent qu'on oe parle pas mal 
d'eux n'ont qu'une seule ressource, 
qui est de bien faire. — Fineton. 

Chacun a sa manie {or sa marotte). 

Chacun i son gofil. 

Chacun i son metier ; 

Les vaches seront bien gardfes. 

— Flarian. 

Chacun 3 un fou dans sa mancbe. 

Chacun avec son pareil. 

Chacun cherche son semblable. 

• Wordi fiom a conic khie obicb have b«on 
dT a IravTllet, wlio niively remaTkcd tlial cei 
■(tacked the p'rion who attempted \o kill them. 

t The •confident bout of Acbillfi in the Iragei 
to HKue hei dauEhMr from the death to whi 

That estate will be sold liy auction. 

This life is the cradle in which wc are 
pre()ared for the life to come. 

(People that talk much ne\'er say any- 
thing.) Great lallieis sel'lom say 
anything worth hearing. 

People who sneer at those who give 
importance to their hobbies are wont 
themselves to give importance to 

Those who get indigeslion or become 
intoiicated do not understand the 
art of eating and drinking. 

3Ien who ate eager to sell themselves 
are not worth buj-ing. 

Those who are incapable of committing 
great crimes themselves do not 
readily suspect others of them. 


Everyone has his hobby. 
Every man to his (aste. 
If every man will attend to his oivn 

business, the cows will be well looked 

Every one has a fool under his cap. 
Like will (o like. 
Each one seeks Us like ; like draws to 


lal. Tker are a (kit on the i 

Ukigiiiir. Achilla ptomijei ClTtenmeriia 
I hrr father, Agamemnon, obedient to the 
T. The word] m ottea quoted to indicate a 



Chacnn chez sol et tons chez Victor Eveiy man in Us own botue and all 

Hugo. with Victor Hugo.* 

Chacun dit du bien de son dxiu, et per- Zveiybody pnuset his heart, bnl none 

Sonne n'en ose dire de sou esprit. ventures to boast of his menta] gifts. 
■~La RiKhe/aueauld. 

Chacun doit balayer derant sa porte. Each man should sweep before his own 

Chacun ira au moulin avec son propie (Everyone must go to the mill with his 
— n sack.) Let eveiy tub stand on 

Chacun joue an roi d<pouiU£. 
Chacun n'est pas aise qui danse. 
Chacun paie son Ccot. 
Chacun porte sa cr<Hi. 

Chacun pour scA et Dien pour toui. 

Chacun se fait fbnelter i sa guise. 

its own bottom. 
AU men jeer at a Eallen king. 
A nan may dance and not for joy. 
Each one pays his own score. 
Everyone bears his cross ; none knows 

the weight of aiiother'E burden. 
Every man for himself and God for as 


Every one takes a whipping i 

Chacun sent 1e m 

Chacun tire I'eau i 

Chacun vaDt son p 
Champ clos. 


L oil le Soulier 1e Every one knows best where the shoe 

pinches him. 
D moulin. Every man wishes to bring grist to his 

own mill. 
Every man has bis value. 

(Closed field.) ThelUU. 

(Elysian Kelds.) A well-known district 


n Paris. 

w leaf. 

Chansons 1 boire. 
Cbapean bas ! 
Chapelle ardente. 

Chaqne Age a ses dtfants : les jeanes 
cens sont fougueuz et insatiables dans 
leurs plaisirs ; les lieux sont incor- 
rigibles dans leur avarice. — FiniUm. 

Chaque chose a son temps. 

Cbaque demain apporte son pain. 

irardi lh« end of hit dan 


Hals off! 

(A buroing chapel ; so-called Irom the 
great number of wax lights.) The 
place wbeie a dead body lies in 

Each period oT life bas its failing. 
Youth is liery and insatiable in its 
pleasures; age is incorrigible in its 

To everything there is a season. 

(The morrow brings its own bread. 

SulSdent unto the day. 
pas vers Each momeot of life is a step towards 


ctoT Huro propoied lobvild a lar^ ouDiioD into wludiba 
a ; bntlio iuiitol on tlm ■bore principto that ill the 
to their own apulaieiiti wliai Ihvr, m ba aft«s did, fait 

Chaquc niedaille a son revers. 
Chaquc olseau [rouvc son nid bcai 

Cha^ue pays ehaqut mode; {or, 

Cliaque [mlier vanle son pot. 
CliarboQnier est nuitre ches soi. 

Cbaig^ d'aSurcs. 

ChaKlc bicn ordonnec comnieDce pat 

•.I le Uiltuccl. il reiienl ju galop. 
— Dtslauches. 

Cbat en pocbe. 

Cbefde cuisine. 

Chef de police. 


Chemin faisanl. 

Chercher i coonaitre 

N'esi souvenl qu'apptendrc i douter. 

— Mine, Dtshiiuliirts. 
Cbercber midi i) quatorie heutes. 

Chercher une aiguiUe dans une botte de 
Cbercbez la remme. 

There are two iidci to every medal. 

(Every bird Ihinlrs iu own nest band- 
some.) No place lilce home. 
So many cauntiiee so many ciuloms. 

Every workman praises his own worlc 
(A charcoal-burner is master io his 

own house.) Every man's house is 

hb taslle,* 
One enirubted with state affairs at a 

fordgn courl. 
Charity begins at home. 

A quack; mountebank; humbug. 

(Cbase awny cousm.) Anything fitted 
to drive away poor relations and 
other importunate persons ; bad 

To drive oot the scapegoat. 
Though you drive away natural im- 
pidsi^s, back they will come al full 

(A castle whicb parleys aQd a woman 
who listens are both ready to sur- 
render.) He who hesitates is lost. 

CasO«< in the air ; TanciTul plans. 

A scalded cat dreads cold water. A 
burnt child dreads the fire. 

(To buy a pig in a poke.) To make a 
blind bargain. 

The head or the chief cook. 

The cbie^of the police. 

By the way ; in passing. 

Seeking to learn is often only learning 

(To look for mid -day at fourteen 
o'clock.) To go on a wild goose 
cbase ; to create needless troubles.f 

To look Tor a needle in a haystack. 

(Look for the woman.) A woman is 
generally al the bottom of every 
scandal, t 

* The well-kDown itoiv of FianFii I. and tho chaictuL-bi 
The kinE look ihtlUr in the but nf a cUarcoal-bnruBt, whu, vnin inoworoi 
Ihi^headoftheuble, and ut bcion thn kinc the hud of a boar, ufaicb 

diacc>vered to hli te 

+ Id the i5lh ceo 

diali, tha tiine hrai 

Tbe phrue it [eoonUj al 

mti, ud the owner of the but 
ti Io hav< tweolj-foar honn ouAed on tbni 

Chire tunic. 
Cherts fbtsonne. 
Cheval de bataille. 
Chevalier d'indiutrie. 

Cheral rogneuz n' 

Chez elle on beau disordre est nn effet 

de Tait. — Boilrau, 
Chez s(H comme en prisoD, 
Vieillir, de jour en joor pins triste ; 
C'esi rhistoire de rigoIMe 
Et celle du coUmafon. — Anutuit. 
Chien hargneui a toDJours I'oreille 

Chien qui aboie ne mord pas. 
Chien sur son fumier est hardi. 
Chose perdue, chcse connue. 

Chose qui plait est A demi vendue. 

Choses promises sont choses dues. 

Chose trop'vQe n'est chSre tenue. 


Ci-^t Clten, ce [n&ideiit avare. 

Qui vendit la justice k chaque dtofen, 
Croyant qu'une chose si rare 
Ne doil ras se donner pour rien. 
— Fraitfois (<& IVeufchdUau). 

Ci-gh ma femme : oh t qu'elle est bien 

Four son repos et pour le mien. 

—y. du Lorem. 

Ci-Eli Piron, qui ne fut rien. 

Pas m@me acad^micien. — AUxis Piron. 



Clientdle religieose. 



A dear friend ; a mistress. 
Deamess causes a ^lut. 
(A war-horse.) The main argument. 
(A knight of industry.) One who 
lives by fraud ; a swindler ; a sharper, 
roche. A knight without fear and without 

r jtrille. A galled horse shrinks from the cony- 

on effet There a charming disorder is the ellect 

To grow sadder from day to day, while 

enclosed in a prison of one's own — 

that is the life history of a selfish man 

and of a snail. 
Stylish ; smart. 
Snariing curs have always loni ears. 

A snarling cur does not bite. 

Every cock crows on bis own donghill. 

When yon lose anything, everybody 

knows you had it. 
Pleasing ware is half sold. 
What yon promise you should perlbrm. 
Familiarity breeds contempt. 

Cleon, the greedy magistrate. 
Sold justice at a heavy rate, 
Holdmg a thing so rare to sec 
Should never Iw imparted free. 

Here lies Piron, who was nothing, not 

even a member of the Academy.J 
Thinly sown ; scattered here and there. 
One paid to appbud a performance. 
The religious clique ; the clerical parly. 
A set, or party. 
A hairdresser. 
An ornamental bead-dress. 

cription of tfae beraic Bayard. 

• Thedi...., ,_-. 

ompoiitioD, tbough tomUlmtt Hpparmtly frt* frt 

Hid of Kndit, the dtionlcr it Ih« rnulC orihi an Ihat ' 
applied to ^Stclrd ■impUcitv, either \n liEeniy compoil 
i Wkh thia epitaph on himielf, PiroD. the plavinii 
The tnHr it in rather dnbioni tuU, u he had endeavc 
*a> refuted admiitlaB bf Louii XV., whoie niitren. 1 

lu.i u. an uuc. lu •rhitb Style of poetic 
the bondi of lam of in«H, at Horace 

compoiltion, Ipeech, d ' 

tl» Fi 
'oniea 10 necome an Acaoei 
Hadame de Poapadoni. thi 

rrh Academy. 

Combien celui qui doute esl malheu- 
rem '. CesX comme un roulis el 
caiume un langage auquel son cspiit 
balloltf % (rouve en proie. Le bateau 
s'eUve, puis relombe, ct, de droite 
u gauche, de bas ea baul, Ic passafjer 
malade est biilaac£, loute son £nergit 
laincae. el, idiaquc fois, il crait qu'il 
va Diourir. H n'y aqu'unremede, aux 
euvahisEtemeoti de I'imnginalion il 
favil op]ioser le rfel. — Paul BaurgtI. 

Comhien loul ce gu'on dil est loin de te 
qu'on pense. — Racine. 

CcmMicns, c'ett im mauvais temps. 

La Tragic est par Ics champs. 

Comit* de Salot Public. 

Coninie c'est le caraclire des £TaDds 
esprits Az fnire entendre en pcu de 
paroIeK beaucoup de choses, les pelils 
esprits, au conlraire, init le don dc 
beaucoiip parler et de ne ricn dire. 

— La Rochefoucauld. 

Comme deux gouttes d'eau. 

Comme il faut, 

Comme je trouve. 

Comme on fait s( 



Colin bat sa minagere : 

C'est un beau jout pour 1' 

Commis voyageDT. 
Compagnon de voyage. 
Comparisons sont odieuset. 
Com pie retjdu. 

:e couche. 

HEN [nsKca 

What an unhappy wretch is the mui 
wbo doubts ! His troubled mind is, 

so to speak, toised about on a ship, 
rolling and pitching in the sea. The 
ship rises, then falls, and tbc sick 
voyager is bufTeled bom side to side, 
Di>w up, now down ; idl his strength 
is gone, and every moment he expects 
to die. There is only one remedy 
for this condition of doubt : we must 
defeat these insidious attacks that 
proceed from the imagination by turn- 
ing our thoughts to the realities of 

What a difference there is between what 
trc say and what we think. 

Actors, il is h biid time for us, now that 
tragedy is being acted outside.* 

The Committee of Public Safety.t 

As it is ihe stamp of great wits to put 
much in few words, so it is that of 
petty minds to sprak much and say 
nothing worth Usiening to. 


As like as two peas. 

In good taste. 

(As I lind.) Motto of the Marquis of 

As a man makes his bed so he mu^l lie 

A clerk (in business). 

Commissiouer, commissioner, Colin is 

thrashing his wife ; O 'lis a glorious 

day for love.J 

(A person commissioned.) A messenger; 

hotel eraployfi. 
A commercial traveller. 
A fellow traveller. 
Comparisons are odious. 
(Account rendered.) An account ; a 

A counting-house. 
A door-keeper. 

* Words from a popular Bnng c 
T The governing body tkit i 

h ai the bloodshfd durinc (he 



Concouts oniversel. 

Condition de I'honiine : incoastauce, 

nmni, inquietude. — Pascal, 

Congf d'jlire. 


ComiaisMz-vous ces ttles it'fpis qui 
sont vides et qui ne se dressent que 
plus superbes aur le silloQ f Le jour 
de la moissoo venu, dies retombent 
et ne Mnt plus iju'une paille Itgdre et 
stfrtle. C csll'image debeaucoup de 
llvtes.— CA. dt Matade. 

Connaisse£-vous un feu qui prend toutes 
Jes Tormes que le souffle lui donne, 
qui s'iirite, qui s'afTaiblil, selon que 
rimpression de I'air est plus vive ou 
plu5 modfife P il se s^paie, il se 

1 agite que pour 

pour I'fteindre. j. amuur 

souffle ; DOS Imes sont ce feu. 

Connais-loi toi-m^me. 
Comeil de famiUe. 
Conseil de prud'honunes. 

CoDSeilkr d'etat. 
Conseil tenu par Ics rats. 


Open competitive examination. 
Changeableness, weariness, restlessnesi, 

are ibe conditions of human life 
A colleague. 
Discharge ; leave. 
Leave to elect." 
A critical judge. 
Mark the heads of co 

' proudly 

yet stand up only the n 
in the field! On harvesi uuy, laey 
fall and are but light and vidnelest 
straw. This is the simile that des< 
cribcs many of our books. 

There is a Hame which assumes all the 
shapes breath gives it, is heightened 
or enfeebled as the air impresses it. 
It breaks up. re-unites, sEoks, and rises 
again; but ibe mighty blast only blows 
to enliven, and never to quench thz 
flame. Love is the breath ; our hearts 
the flame. 

Know thyself. FvuBi aavriv. 

A family council. 

(A council of wise men ; men with spe* 
cial knowledge.) Amiied coundl of 
master tradesmen and workmen, for 
tbe consideration of disputes between 
masters aud men. 

Privy councillor. 

(The council held by the rats.) An 


Centre ccMgn(e semir 
Contre fortune bon ci 

Contentment is better than riches. 

To say pretty things ; to pay compli< 

The outline of a figure. 

A hatchet is a key for any lock. 

(A good heart against fortune.) Set a 

stout heart to a sley brae. Nildtt- 


ible of La Fonfaiiw, wbicli bears till* name, Ibe nl> ue UDiDimoui tbat il wonld 
ent thing for tbem If the cat had > bell rouad hii neck, but no ddb will uDderUhr 



Convitr qutlqa'un, c'est se chtrger de When you 
son bonheur pendani loul le temps 

a parlake of 

Coras lui dit: 

— Britlal Savarin . 
' La piicc est de mon 

LeClerc rtpond: "EUeesti 

non vfllre." 
Mais, aussildt que I'ou^Titge ei 
Plus n'oDt vooln I'avoit Eai 

I'autre.— ^^AiR Saeint. 
Cordon bleu. 

Cordon miliuiie. 

Cordon saniture. 

Corps d'ntmSe. 

Corps diplomatiqne. 

Corps dramatiquc. 




Couchet a la belle ttoile. 

Coudre la peau du renaid i celle du 

CouleuT de rote. 

Coup de boutnt. 

Coup de ^ce. 
Coup de main. 
Coup de mattte. 

Coup de pled. 
Conp de plumo. 
Coup de lolol. 
Coup d'euai. 
Coup d'eiai. 

Coap de thMtTc. 

Suicllr, thii upiHiIo 
UKd lo be (ivm to IboK Fi 

iponsible Tor his happiness all the 
nme ttiat be is under j-out roof. 
Two authors claimed the pla^ 
Before the stage had shown it ; 
Bui when the play came out, 
Neither was found lo own i(. 

A surrounding girdle of troops, tec, 
(A blue tiblKjn.) A good cook; an 

cmineni peraon in any walk of life.* 
A military line. A guard drawn up 

round a place lo prevent approach 

A sanitary line : a boundary drawn 

around an infected spot. 
An sumy corps. 
The diplomatic body. 
A dramatic body : .1 company of players. 
A procession. 
Forced labour. 

A set of acquaintances ; a society. 
Sleep in the open ait. 
No great catch ; so-so. 
(To sew the fox's skin lo the lion's.) To 

supplement strength and boldness 

with cunning. 
Rose colour ; of flaltcring, or pleasing 

A stroke; a Irick. 
(A blow from the wild-boar's snout.) A 

brusque attack in an argument which 

silences all dispute. 
A finishing stroke. 
An armed surprise. 
A master-stroke ; nilb consummate 

A kick. 

A literary attack ; a satire. 
A sunstroke. 
A lirst essay: allempl. 
A stroke of policy or of violence in stale 

An unexpected event ; a surprise. 

ilfniGn a fnn«lf 

a1 lutpended by > bine ribb 

Coup d'teil. 

Courage sans penr. 

Courbe ton Tront, tier Sicambre. 

~SI. Remi. 
Cour des miiacles. 

Court pUisir, long Tepeutir. 

CoQte que coilte. 

Coflte que coQle je Terai inoa devoir. 

Craignez la honte. 

Craignez tout d'un auteur en couitoui. 

Credit Fonder. 

Crfme de U crtme. La crime ; le 

Ciier haro sur le baudet. 


Croire tout dfcouvert est une errtur 

C'est prendre rhoriion pour Ics bomes 
du monde. — Ltmitrrt. 

Ctoquer le marmot. 

Cruauli, envie, mensoDge soot des rf- 
trfdssements de Time ; amour, cha- 
rilj, v^tf, sout des flargissements 
de I'Ame. Les premiires noui dimi' 
nueni ; les seconoesnons augmeotent. 
—Ph. ChasUs. 


BdES >I7 

A quick glance of the eye ; a twinkling. 
The Tront covered outside part of the 

" diligence," or stage coach. 
Courage without fear. 
Bow tby bead, proud Sicambiian.* 

(A court of miracles.) Courts, alleys, 

etc., in old Paris, where monnte- 

banks and beggars dwelt. 
(Short pleasures, long repeotance.) The 

evening's amusement should \x3X the 

morning's reflection. 
Let it cost what it may. 
At aay cost I will do my duty. 
Fear shame. 

Fear everything from a writer in a rage. 
(Aericultural Bank.) Ad institution 

that advances money to lannen, &c. 
Hnk of perfection; "The glass of 

fashion and the mould offbrm." 
To split one's sides with laughing. 
To moon: " I am starviugl" on a 

(To cry shame on the ass.) To vdce a 
feeling of popular indignation.t 

Criticism ; a piece of criticism. 

It is a profound error to beheve every- 
thing has been discovered ; it is mis- 
taking the horizon for the boundary 
of the world. 

To dance attendance on another. 

and charity, those of its flood. The 
former dwarf us, the latter add to our 
moral stature. 

TheJiilclien ; method of cooking. 
The bottom of tlie bag ; a blind alley. 
The incumbent ofa church living. 

Dame de coraploir. 
Dame d'honneur. 
Dames de la halle. 

abjured paginiiin. Tho aclu 

' vithout further dlRiuLe. 
' ■ - line wliich 1 

fablci of Li Fanti 

In harmony ; agreed. 

. Clnrii when the Ulter prrirntcd himwlf for baptino, liirlDf 
fonn of Iheie wordi i> much dllputed. 

ipr«4«ioii, which lignLGed an appeal Foraa [amudiatBindidal 
'n'^r Aaro mr Je battdef \\ one of the muij pbraiei fn^m (hn 
n bccoDC proverhUI m tho Ftnch lufUAfe. 

Daoa cede affaire je vi 

Danser surun volcan. 

Dans Tadrcrsitf de nos meilleurs anus 
QOU5 tiouvons quelque chose que ne 
nous d^plalt ■pan.—laRochffourauld. 

Dans la jcuncsse, c'esi par le& iera que 
I'an arrive au cttur ; dans I'dgc mflr, 
c'cst par le ctEur que I'on arrive au 
sens, — R. de la Britomu. 

Dans la jeunesse, nous vivons pour 
aimer: dans un Age plusavuici, nous 
airaons pour vivre. — St.-Evrtmond. 

Dans I'aniour, si I'inconstaiice doDOC 
des plai^rs, la Constance scde donoc 
le howYiEat.—L' Mbl Trublel. 

Dan; la nuit tons chats soot giis. 

Dans la ]>o5lMl£, perspective ii 
Le poiile giandil el It loi diminue. 

— Th{(tphiU (Jautier. 
Dans I'art d'inleresser consiste I'art 

Dans la rie, commeilla promenade, une 

femme doit s'appuyer sur un homme 

un pen plus grand qu'clle. 

—Alphonse Karr. 
Dans le monde vous avez tiois sortes 


Ladies who collect for cEiaritable par- 
carte You can act as yoo please tn that oifair. 

(To dance on a volcano.) To be in a 
dangerous position nithout being 
conscious of tbc fact. 

In the misforlunes of our best friends 
we Tmd a ccrtiiin gratilication. 

haissen t . — Cham fort. 
Dans les grandes cboses, les homnes se 
jmme il Icur coovient de 
; dans les petites, ils se 

— Cham fort. 

Dans un bat les hommes sont le sexe 

limide. Ic sexe d&ent, comme ils y 

sont le sexe Taible, car its sont tou- 

jouis les premiers faligufs. 

—Alphome Karr. 
Oe bon augure. 
De bon commencement bonne fin. 


In youth, the road to the hear! is through 
in manhood, ihc road to 
i through the heart. 

the sense 
In youth n 

like grey at nieht.) \ 
y lady in the darlc. . 

In time lo come, at near or distant date, 
The ting grQivs k-ss Iho poel slill more 

The art of writing is the art oi nlerest- 

Through life, as when taking a walk, a 
woman should be supported by a man 
greater than herself. 

In society there are three kinds of 
friends : those who love vou, those 
who bate you, and those who do not 
think of you at all. 

In the ballroom men are the bashful 
and quiet sej, and the weaker, too, 
for they are always the first to be 



A good beginning makes 

(Debonair ; gracious.) Motto of Earl 

Francr to calt«t the offertory in church on 
<nie chanty faai hren preached. 


De bonne giice. 

De bon voaldr servir 1e n>y. 




DtcoiStr St. Piene pour coiffer St. 

De court plaisir, long repentir. 
De dem nuiux fl Tiut chouir le 

D« deui regardeun il y en 3 toujotus 

UD qui (levicDl joueur. 
De femme rollene lit 
Jamliis homme son prolib 

Dffiez-vous des belles paroles des gei|^ 
qnise¥antentd'8tre«rtneHi. Jugei- 
en par leur^ actions, et aoa pas par 
lenrs discours. — Finelon. 

De fol juge brive sentence. 

De forte coAture forte dtchirure. 


De gaiety deccEur. 

De grande montte, grande chute. 

Witb a good grace. 

De la Fortune on vante les appas ; 

Meiions-nous de la italtresse ; 
Non-seulement la dame n-'y voit pas, 

Mais elle aveugle encor tous ceux 
qu'etle caresse. — AlhMc DariUe. 

De la main A la boucbe se perd souveni 

De I'audace, encore de I'audace, lou- 
jours de I'audace.^ — Danlan. 

De I'eau binite dc coot. 

De loin, c'cst quelque cbose, et de prfs, 
ce n'cst rien. — La Fontaine. 

Fragments remaining; ruins. 
The first appearance. 
One who makes a dCbut. 
Rob Peter lo pay Paul, 

Short pleasure, loug lament. 

Of two evili one should choose the 

Of two lookers-on one is sure lo take a 

hand in the game. 
(From a silly wife no man ever gained 

anything.) A man must ask a wife's 

leave to thrive. 
Beware the fair speech of those who 

boast of being virtuous. Judge them 

by Iheir actions, not their wonls. 

(A foolish jadge passes a hasty sen- 
tence.) A fool's bolt is soon shot. 
The stronger the seam the worse the 

Free ; untrammelled. 

From lightness of heart. 

The higher (he cUmb the farther it is to 

By a violent struggle. 
(From top to bottom.) In a haughty, 

sapercillous manner. 
Some say that Fortune's ways are 

Still she's a lTailre«e; shonherwiles! 
Not only is the goddess blind. 
But blinds tu men on whom the 

There's many a slip 'twixt (he cup and 

the lip. 
Boldness, and again boldness, and 

always boldness.* 
Shallow promises. 
(From afar it is something, but nothing 

when close at hand.) Distance lends 

enchantment tn the view. 
From bad to woise. 
To look for woo! on an ass. 




(The half-world.} People uf easy 



Out of fashion ; bebbd the times. 


Tlie end of a plot. 

De oui el non rienl toule quMtion. 

All disputes ari=e out of Yes and No. 

De par Ic roi. 

By BUI h only. 

De par le roi defease i Dieu 
De laire dcs miracles en ce lieu. 

'Tis forbidden to God, by Royal 

To perform any miracles on this laud.- 

Depends ic pendard el tl ic pendra. 

Save a rogue from iJic rope, and he wUI 

hang you willi it. 

De petit 1-ient-on au gnind. 

(From litde we come to ereal.) Many 
little! make a roickU. Wc must 

creep before we walk. 

De peu dc drap taxitt ajm. 

Of lilllc clolb you can only make a 

short cloak. 

De pied en cap. 

From head to foot. 

Demier cri. 

(Tlie latest try.) The latest taaWooable 


Dernier ressort. 

A last resource. 

Di! da jufic de Rabelds. 

The dice of Rabebis' jiulEct 


Desir de Dieu el dfsir de I'homme sont 

Des preuves i I'appui. 

Dis queles femm^ssont i nous, nous ne 
sommes plus i elles. — Monlaigne. 

Des lanpes dans chez nous, et des lynx 
Chez autrui, — EsUrnod. 


De (out ce que nous po!isedons les 
femmes sont seules qui prennent 
plaisir d'etre ^iwk&tfi.—Malhtrbe. 

De toutes les demoralisations la olus 
grande est cellequi est renferm^ dans 
le respect accords aux richesses. 

—S. Guinand d'Epny. 

De toutes les mines du monde, la ruine 
de rhommc est assurjment la plus 
Irisle 4 conlcmpler.— 7^. Gautier. 

De toute laiUe bon chien. 


God's will and man's will are two 

difierent things. 
Proofs in cortobor.ition. 
As soon as women yield to our domina- 

We are moles at home and lynxe> 

A circuitous march. 
Of all our possessions, ourwives i 
only ones that are glad to owi 

The f-reatest demoralisation lies 
respect shown for mere riches. 



Of all the ruins the world can show, that 
of a man is surety the saddetil to con- 

There are good dogs of all ^izes. 

• When Unit XV. ordered At mneteiT of St. U£dard Ic 
Tiiils *ere tuvAnfi power on the slredgth of tbc miracles re] 
I unknown penon wrote thii couplet on Che Eato. 
+ This faniliaT phraw rel^n lo tlie anecdote in which Kat>elai 
a4 ailniiiiiitcred In hit time. Bridole ii a worthr jitdge, w 
I, Hltle* nil cawi broDglit Iwlbni him hy the aid of 

rahly, although th 


>D Ihii Qccatian he had mi the trroi 

rriSed. b 

b« cloied, 



o, fMrinj 




Th« pl;.n work, 
t a day when one 


Oe tout i'avae i qui pain faut. 

Deux chiem ne s'accordetit point i m 

Deiu homtnni se 

jamais deux montagnes. 
Deux liles sous le mime bonnet. 

Deui yeux voient plus 
Devant d je puis. 

Devenir amoureui n'est pas le difficile, 
c'esl de savoir dire qu'oo Test, 

—Alfred dt iiutset. 
Devenir d'£v£<]iie meunier. 


Dieu aide 4 Irois soites de personnes : 
aux fous, atu enlants, et auz 

Dieu avcc nous. 

Dieu d^feod le droit. 

Dieu domie le &oid seloo ]e drap. 

Dieu est le pocte, les homines ne sont 
que les actcun. Ces grandes piices 
qui se jouent sur la terte out Cte com- 
posjes dans le del. 

— Jtan Louis SoImoc. 

Dieu et mon droit. 

Dieu le veuille. 

Dieu n'a ctU tes Temmes que pour 
apprivoiscT les hommes. — VoUairt. 

Dieu n'a pas donn£ aux grands hommes 
le ginie comme un parfum Kger qui 
s'fvapore AH qu'oD secoue te flacon 
qui le contienl, mais comme on 
viatique gintreui qui soutieol 
rhomme pendant un long voyage. 

— .SaiR^ Marc Girardin. 
* RaDulph de Maailwum, wbo accomiAaii 

oftbeNoRDanflolsapupon theEaglldiilicin 

aO| And Ihey ham bflOn ■dQpt«d ab uc raotto ol 
^ "" tooflheBDfflidi '—- " 

A man who wants bread is willing to 

do anything. 
In every age the petty have paid for the 

follies ofthe great. 
(Too much.) In the way; one too 

many ; something too mud). 
(Two dogs never agi«e about onebooe.) 

Two of a trade seldom agree. 
Two men may meet, but two mountains 

never greet, 
(Two heads under the same cap.) Tvro 

of the same opinion > "Two souls 

with but a dogle thought.'' 
fTwo eyes $ec more clearly than one.) 

Two beads are better than one. 
(Foremost if I can.) Motto of the 

Mainwaring (amily and others.* 
It is not hard to catch the infection of 

love, but it is hard to diagnose the 

(To become a miller after being a 

Usbop.) To come down in the world. 
Orally : by word of mouth ; va>& voce. 
There is a special providence for the 

mad, the young, and drunkards, 

(God with us.) Motto of Earl Berkeley. 

God defends the tight. 

(God sends the cold according to the 

cloth.) He tempers the wind to the 

shorn Lunb. 
God is the playwright and men His 

actors. Tne great dramas jdayed 

upon earth were composed in Heaven. 

God and my right.t 

Erod grant it. 

God created women to mollify men. 

Heaven does not give great men genius 
as a volatile perfume which tlies when 
the va«e is shaken, but as a bountiful 
viaticum which sustains man on a long 

baion the lultle of Giion, 11^ wfaenhs dafa^Md tba Fmch. 

utanign chown by Rlcluml I. 



Dieu pour la Tranchfe, quicoi 


(If God be (or the Irrnches. who shall 
be against them?) Motto of Earl 

Dicu sail qui est bon |i«I«in. 

God knows who is the true wotshipper. 

Dieu vous garde. 

God keep you. 

Diligence passe science. 

(Diligence is belter Ibin knowledge.) 
Dfflgcncc is the mother of good for' 

DincT^ il 1.1 carte. 

Dinners according lo the bill of fare. 

Diseur (Ic bons mots. 


Diseur de bons mots, 


Tiiesaycrof "good thjnga"hiis a bad 

caractSre.— /iuM/, 

£>i9-moi ce qne 111 manecs. jp 

1e dirai 

Tell me what you eal, and I will tell 

ce que lues. --ffr^Ax/^OMi*' 

you what manner of man you are. 

Di!,-moi qui tu liantet, et je tc < 

Tell me with whom you consort, and I 

will tell you who j-ou are. 


or aristocratic appearance. 


Alisent -minded. 

Diles du bien des bonnes chosen: on 

liDuve toujours assei de gens pour 

always be enough to praise Ihingi 

loiier les mauvaises. 


— Charles Narriy. 

Dites-nioi, s'il vous platt. 

Diles-vous cela pour rire on pour le bon ? 

Dit qu'it a pour les vers le secret de 

Jamais secret ne Tut, i coup sQr, miaux 
gard* ! — L'Abbi Arnaud. 


Dii lignes d'un orateur ou d'un fciivain 
vraiment philosophe le ioutiendront 
sur le courant dcs iges ; elles 
placerool leur auteur au nombre de 
ces grands esprits qui repr£senten( 
non un temps, non un peuple, mais 
I'humanit* mSme. II seraVigalde 
ceux qui ont si peu d'fgaux. 

— S. di Sacy. 


Donner dans le pifege. 

Donner prise sur sol. 

Donner tete baissie. 

Tell me, if you please. 

Do you say that in earnest or in jest ? 

He boasts that he possesses the secret 
of Racine's poetic skill ; if so, no 
secret has been belter kepi. 


Ten lines of a real _ 
orator will uphold '. 
of time ; they will raise their author 
among the great souls representing 
not an age, not a peuple, but humanity 
itself. He will be the equal of those 
who have so few equals. 

A theorist. 

To fall into the trap. 

To lay one's self open. 

Headstrong; to go farther and fare 

Donner un oeuf pour avoir un bceuf. {To give an egg lohaveanoi.) A sprat 

to catch a herring. 
Donnez-moi I'enscignemeot pi-ndanl un me teach for a generation, and I 
sidcle, et je serai maitre de I'elal. nill become ruler of the slate. 

Dorer la pilule. (To gild the pill-l To refuse a request 

in so polite a manner as to spare the 
feelings of (be asker. 
Dos i, dos. Back to back. 



Double et 

Douce parole n'ecorche pas langue. 


Doui yeux. 


Droit d'aubaine. 

Droit des gens. 

Droit et avanL 

Droit el loyal. 


Drfile de corps. 

Du choc des esprits jaillisiient lei 

Du c6l£ de ta barbe est la (oute-puis- 

Du cuir d'uD vieui man on en achate 

Du dire au &ut il ]> a grand trait, 

Du Tort au ^ble. 

Que du pAle antarctique au d^troit de 

Davis.— Joifcau. 
D'une moQcbe il fait un £l6phaiit. 

D'une pierre faire deui coups. 

D'une vache perdue c'est quelque chose 

de recouvrer la queue. 
D'un sac i charbon ne saunul sortir de 

blancbe faiine. 

(A packet of papen.) llie official 
record of a perron's behaviour.* 

(A double meaning.) Words used to 
convey an obvious and a secoDit mean- 
ing at tbe same (inc. 

Soft words don't scotch the tongue. 

Sweetness; a gift. 

Soft glances ; ogling. 

(Dragoonings.) Persuasion by force. 

The right of conHscation.f 

The law of nations ; intematioual law. 

(Just and forward.) Motto of Vtscoiml 

(Jusi and loyal.) Motlo of Dudley, 

Earl of Leicester. 
Droll ; funny. 
A droll fellow ; a punster. 
When great wits meet, then sparks do 

All the power is with the sex that wears 

the beard. 
With an old husband's goods one buys 

a young one. 
Between the word and the deed is a 

long way lo go. 
(From the strong to the weak.} One 

with a: 


From the truly devout to the devotee I 
rate the distance greater than from 
the Antarctic Pole to Davis Straits. 

(He makes an elephant oat of a mouse.) 

He makes mountains of mole-hills. 
To kill (wo birds with one stone. 
When a cow is lost it is something to 

,s tail. 


Fair words c 

(Tbe cat would fain eat lish, but will 

not wet his leet (o catch them.) 

Nothing venture, nothing have. 
From the sublime to the ridiculous b 

only a step-t 

liliar owiDS to the Ercquent uie of it in Ifaa Affilre DirrTiu. It 
It havs I twirinc on ths cw, Geaeralljr ipMUns, k dbuAr 
hiwbam an official iicania tiu been given, it, for Baample, to 

i until tbe last centuTy, wherflbj tbe pcrional property of a 

S«e 'Si ne taHwwv, //*>y. 





Echappe bdlr. 

A nartnw escape. 


(An army ia fonn Uke the Kleps of x 
^tairca^.) Marcbing in iktuhod 



A clear explanation. 


Splendour ; brilliancj'. 

Eclat de rire. 

A burst of laughter ; a jjuffaw. 

Ecole mililaire. 

A military school. 

Ecortlier TanguiUe par 

la queue. 

(To begin to ikin the eel at the lail.] 
To begin al ihe wrong end. 

Ecorcher lei omiles. 

To jar upon the nerves. 

EtrabCi rinfarae ! 

(Crush the infamous !| Down with the 
discredited syilem.' 




Vigour; impeiuosiiy. 


A pupil. 

E16ve le Lorbeau, il le ■ 

niten les 

yeiUL. Warm n viper in your basom and he 


The beat society. 

EUe 3 fait des aennes. 

Th^'sui old trick ofben. 

EUe a jet6 son boonct par-Jessaa lea (She has thrown her cap over llic tiiill,) '^ 


£Uc a les yeui A fleur de Ute. 

EUe a Ires bonne mine. 

Kile est contiQueUement dans le moode. 

Elle est douee de beaucoup de sang- 

EUe est en butte aux mjdisances des 

Elle I'a achevf tant bien que mal. 

Elle I'a fait par m^garde. 

Elle m'a compiis i demi-mot. 

EUc m'a piis i partie. 

Elle miae son mari i la lisi^re. 

Elle ne laisse pas de le flatter. 

Elle n'est pas I'^poque dc la grande 

■ Chal^auoriand. 

Ellene veut pascoifierSainle Catherine. 
EUe paie de mine. 

EUe prend lout pour argent cotnptatlt. 
EUe$ se ressemblaient comme deux 
gouttes d'eau. 

• The witchword of Voluire. Diderot, ud tbeii 

f St. CHtheriQc, Ibe virgin martyr, la tho patiDnr 
bava reached an age when it it improbable ujat Itie 
dreu on St. CaCbeiiiie," i.t., te make in offeriDg t 

thrown propriety t 

She has staring eyes. 

She loohs very well. 

She goes out a great deal into society. 

She is endowed. with peat self-posaes- 

She is expo!ied to scandal. 

She finished it as best she could. 

She did not do it on purpose. 

A hint was sufficient for her. 

She toot me to task. 

(She has her husband In leading-strings.) 

She leads him by the nose. 
She continually flatters him. 
(It is no longer the em of the powerful 

sword.) The days of chivalry are 

She does not want to be an old maid.t 

She has a good appearance. 

She believes anything. 

They were as like as two peas in a pod. 

tiei u Iheir patmii uint. 

EUeTonUit me tenir til 

Embarras de richease. 







En ami. 





r, aujcrard'hai vaut mienx que 
demain ; le bonbcur que Ton diflire 
est loujoim du bonheur perdu. 

~A. Ricard. 
n atnoar, ceuz qui feignent ct'Etre 

rfussissent bcaucoup mienx 

(ui le sont v^lablement. 

— Ninon de Ltnclot. 
comme en tontes chases, 
I'eipfrience esl ua mfdecin qui 
-'- ■- - qu'apris la maladie. 

—Mmt. de la Tour. 
il est VTTii que le mai domine. 
Mais aussi en amour le mot se d^ 
double ; par consequent il se dftrait. 
~Ph. Cfuules. 


vieux foDS sont plus fous 
que \es jeunes. — La Rochefoucauld. 
n amour, pour £tre tjmiraire avec 
succis, il &ut r^lre i ptopos. 

— Ninon de Lencloi. 
, quand deux yeux se renca 
se tutoienl.— ^/f Aonj* JKw 


En attendant. 


En avei-vDus S tni ? 

En bloc. 

En dernier ressorl. 
En Dieu est ma fiance. 
En Dieu est mon esp^nc 

Died aiihetltlecFfa 

DIEU 115 

She will iind her match. 

She looks on the black side. 

She wanted to oppose me. 



(Embarrassment of riches.) Encum- 
brance of wealth.* 

Stoatness of body. 

The mouth of a river. 

Insurrection ; riot. 

Eminently ; so as to be the very idetl. 

A person employed by another. 

Eagerness ; eaniestness. 

As a friend. 

Id love, to-day is better Ihan to- 
morrow; bappinessdeferredisalways 

The Ego indeed piedonunales in love* 
making, bnt as both sides use it, one 
annuls the other. 

In love, old fools are worse fools than 

yoan% fools. 
In love, to be bold and successful, you 

must be bold at the right moment. 

In love-making, no sooner do eyes meet 
than they are nn intimate terms. 

Lovers' quarrels help love on more than 

In the meantime. 

Forward ! advance. 

Are you angry with him ? 

In the lump. 

In a fair way ; on the road lo success. 

With full knowledge of the subject. 

As a last expedient. 

In God do 1 irasi. 

(In Goil is my hope.j Motto of the 
Gerard family, 
ir, onttcn by tbe AbM d'Allainnl In i;]]. 


Endurcr I 

ic rontainc. 


En fail de nrel. k- son me Iraite 

Avec graniie iahuniaiiili ; 

Je peids I'affecticm de ccax i qui je 

Si je ne perds i'argenl que je Icur ai 

preie.—De Cailly. 
Ed ramillc. 

Eofani gitt. 

Eafunts et fols wmt devini. 

Enfants perdos. 

Enfant letrible. 

Enfant tronvj. 

Enfcnncr le loup dans la bergerie. 


Enlin, jc m'en love les mains. 

Enfin h-i rennrfs se itonvenl chcr Ic 

Enfin Malherbe vinl.SoilMu. 
Enfin, vnus n'ftes jamnis dc trop. 

En naie. 

En forgeant on devient forgeron. 

En fode. 

En grande tenue. 

En grande toilette. 

En grand fardeau n'est pasTacquft. 

En habiles gens. 

En la maison du mtnttrier cbacan csl 

En la rose je fleurie. 

En me voyant il m'a battn froid. 

Ennemi ne s'endort. 

En passant. 

En peintuie, I'etndi; patiente et con- 

sciencieuse de In nature, il D'y a que 

ze\a]--Bastien Lepage. 

(To put np with thirst near ■ fonntain.) 
Why starve in a cook-shop ? 

In effect ; jiul so. 

Whenei'er I lead, Kate treats me most 
unldiidly ; 1 losi^ eitbrr the friendship 
of Ihe roan to wbotn 1 have lent, or 
cl<c (be money that I have leol him. 

(As among one's family.) Unceremo- 

A spoiled child. 

Children and fools are true prophets. 

(Lost children.) A forlam hope. 

(A tetriblechild.) One tbalis apt to do 
or say something exceedingly ill-timed 
and embarrassing. 

A foundling. 

To shut up the wolf in the sheepfold. 

Al last; finally. 

Well, I shall wash my hands of it. 

(At last the fox comes (o the skinner.) 
Thieves come lo the g.illows at last. 

And then Malherbe came.* 

Anyhow, you are never in the way. 

Armed with gnns oiJy on the upper 

WorlHng in the smithy makes the smith. 

In a crowd. 

In full dress. 

FuU-dresaed ; 

Large stocks 

Like able men. 

In the Fiddler's house all 

full lig. 

not the most profitable. 

« dancers. 

(I flourish in llie rose.) Motto of the 

Duke of Richmond. 
In a body. 
As soon as he saw me he gave me the 

cold shoulder. 
An enemy never sleeps. 
Weariness ; spleen. 
In passing. 
The patient and conscientious study of 

Nature is, in painting, the all in all. 



En petit champ croU bien boa b\4. 

En pctiles boltes m«t-on les b 

En pidn jour. 
Ed revanche. 
En route. 
En suivant la vtiite. 
En sflreM dort <iui n'a que perdre. 

Entente cordtale. 

En toules compagnin il y a pins de 

fous que de s^es, et la plus Eiande 

partie Eurmonle toujoun la meulenre. 

— Raitlais. 


Entre boache«t coUlier 

Vint Muvent grand encombrier. 

Entre chien et lonp. 

Entie denx vins. 


Entre gens de mime nature 

L'amilif se fail et dure. 

Entre la poire ct le fromage. 

Entre le martean et I'enclume. 

Entre le ministte qtit gouveme I'Etat et 
I'aitisan qui contribue 1 sa piospMtf 
par le travail de ses mains, il n'y a 

Jn'one difference, c'esl que la fonetion 
el'un est plus importante quecelle 
de I'autre ; mais. X lea bien remplir, 
le mMte moral eat te meme. 

Entre le» denx alternatives : Da pas de 
maltre ou un maavaiFi maltre, lechoix 
n homme wnsf ne sauiait ttre 
Duteui : il rjpondra : " Pas de 
maltre." — 7w/« Simon. 

Laive ear« or com may gtow in little 

fields. ' 
Good things are done up in small par- 

In broad daylight. 

In touch ; well-versed ic 

According to rule. 

In return ; in tetalialion. 

On the way ■ 

Together ; the general effect. 

In following the truth. 

He sleeps sound who has nothing to 

Friendly feeling ; complete understand- 

In all gatherings of men there are more 
doltsthanwise-heads, and the majority 
alwaj's overrules the wise minority 

Between the acts. 

There is many a slip 

*Twiit the cup and the lip. 

^Between do^ and wolf.) The time of 
day when il is impossible to distin- 
guuh a dog from a wolf; twilight. 

Between two fires. 

Between two stools one falls to the 


Freedom of access ; a course of dishes. 

Between folk of like nature friendships 
grow and will endure. 

(Between the pear and the cheese.) 
Over the walnuts and wine. 

Between hammer and anvil ; between 
the devil and the deep sea. 

Between the Prime Minister and the 
workman who contributes to the 
prosperity of the state by his mamml 
toil, there is but one difference : the 
former's function is more important 
than the other's, but the mtn^ value 
of the rieht fulfilment of these fnnc- 

Between the alternatives of no teacher 
or a bad one, the sensible man does 
not heailate : he replies at once " No 

Dainty side diihe*. 


138 ENTRE NOS t"^*^^^! 

Entre no» ennemis le» pins I ctaindre 

The enemies most to be dreaded are 

lonl ^nuvent In plus petits. 

often the paltriest. 

Entre nous. 

Between ourselves ; in confidence. 


A warehouse. 


A contiacior ; the chief director of an 

Entre promctlre et donner doil-oo 

Between promises and Rifts a man 

maricr sa fille. 

shoal d get his daughter wed. 

Ed nn din d'ceU. 

In the twinkling of an eye. 

En vtnii. 

In truth. 

En vieillissant on de^-ienl plu5 fou ct 

(As we grow old we become more 

plus 5age.— Za Rochrfoueautd. 

foolish and more wise.| Our good 

and bad qualities aie intensified by 


Envie pa!se avarice. 

Envy is stronger than avarice. 

Envoye7-lc proniener. 

Pack him off. 

En J arrivsnt il a IrouvS viaage de bois. 

When be got there he fonnd the door 

a table. 
A mistake is no reckoning. 


Erreur n"eat pas compte. 

Esp*rance en Dien. 

(HopeinGod.J Motto of the Dnke nf ^^ 


Esprit de corps. 


Est assez riche qui ne doit rien. 


Etat d'3me. 


Et ta garde qui veille aux banieres du 

tTen defend pas nos xoh.—Malhrrbr. 
Et I'avare Achfron ne ISche point sa 

El le combat eessa faute de combat- 

tants . — ComeiUe. 

Etre an bout de ion rAte {er ronleaul 
Eire aui abois. 
Eire bfte est une onalilf de plus en 

plus rare. Autrerois on «lait \Ale. 

aujourd'hui on n'est que sol. 

Eire comme I'oiseau sur la branche. 

North umber I anil and other". 
System of spies. 
Corporate feeling. 
A sketch. 

Out of debt is riches enough. 
A raised stand. 
State of feeling. 
A number of ofhcer^ forming the 

general's council. 
The soldiers who stand on gnard at the 

gates of the Louvre cannot defend 

OUT kings from death. 
Bui greedy Acheron ne'er lets go his 

And the combat ceased through lack of 

Giddiness 1 im prudence. 
To be at one's wits' end. 
To be in great distress ; at the last gasp. 
Stupidity is a quality that is becoming 

more rare every day. Formerly we 

called people sinpid, to-day we call 

them fools. 
(To be like the bird on the bongh.) A 

rolling stone gathers no moss. 
To be hypocritically devout ; uncoguid. 
(To be embroidered with gold.} Rich 

beyond the dreams of avarice. 


Etredans le monvement. 


; abreast with t 
To b« on« too many; 

Et la moins femme, ea <x sue mdjscret, 
Garderait mieux son hooneni qu'iui 

secret. — La Chauisit. 
Eire en goguettes. 

Eite pauvre sans Ctte libre, c'est le pire 
Ctat oil rhDinme pnisse tomber. 

—y-y. Rousstau. 
Etre saos gine. 
Etre sur dea chaibons ardents. 

Etre MIT la sellette. 

o together ; so indis- 
ei, that the weakest 

woman can guard her honour belter 

than a secret. 

Eire toujouTB par DODts et par vaiu. 

Etre nn sot lieffe. 

Et rose, elle a vCcn cc qne vivent lei 



Facility de parler: 

C'est impuiasaDce de se (aire. 

—y.-B. Reusieau. 
Fafon de paiier. 

Faire bonne mine i mauvau ieu. 

To be slightly drunk ; half-seas over. 
To be poor without b«ng free b the 

direst condition into which a man can 

To be &ec aad easy. 
(To stand on hot coals.) To be in a 

great flutter of ejdtement, 
(To be on the judgment- stool.) To 

be on one's trial ; to be in a painful 

To be always on the move. 
To be a complete fool. 
A rose herself, she lived no longer 

than the roses — the space of a morn- 
ing. t 

And that is the way that hiiiloiy ii 

For a golden-hearted bishop, wooden 
crozier ; for a wooden-headed Inshop, 
golden crozier. 


An exposition ; a concise statement ; a 

Front of a building. 
Readiness of speech is oflen inability to 
hold the tongue. 

Manner of speaking. 

To pat a good face on a thing. 

{When you are losing, wear a wianing 

face.) To put a good face on a bad 


* Goauetifl Wat th« dame given to choic po; 
Ihe puipoK of holdloff ■ fr«e-aD<I-eAiT lineioff i 
connnon in PiHl in [Ee middle of the pront a 

t Lino wTitiea oo the death of a young (iri. 
vitu. which nt alland to Bi ratr. tilt, tbroui 




Faire claquer soa Touet. 

¥^ie camine le singe, lirer les luoirac* 

du feu avur la patte du dmt. 
Foire conire fortune bon cceur. 
Faiie de la prose sans lu savoir. 

Faiie de I'cspril. 

Faire des conies i dormu dcbout. 

Faire des economiei^ de bouts de chan- 

Faire du cuir d'autnii Urge coniiOK. 

Foiie d'unc tuouche uu flfipliasE. 

Faiie d'uni; pierre deux coups. 

Faire la culbuU. 

Faiie la moucbe du coche. 

Faiie la rodomoDt. 
Faiie la souide oreille. 
Faiie I'&ole buissonm^re. 
Faire 1e diable i quatre. 

Faiie le pied de gnie. 

Faite mon devoir. 
Faire patte de velours. 

Faite ripaille ; faiie bombance, 
Foire saos dire. 
Faiie ses choui gras. 

(To crack his own whip.) To take 

Like the monkey, to get the chestnuts 
out of the lire with the cat's paw. 

To put a good (ace on the nutltn. 

(To speak ptose vithoDt knowing it.) 
To be devei nnconsdously .* 

To sbow olTooe'a wit. 

{To tell stones while asleep standing.) 

To tell old w 
To be penny w 

Faire triste figure. 
Faiie uu coq-ik-1'inc. 

> tales. 
• and ptAind foolish. 

A man cuts broad thongs (rooi aooibcr 

man's le.ilbcr. 
{To make an elephant of a fly.) To 

make a nionnlain of a molehiC. 
To kill two birds with one stone. 
Tb apiing a mine. 
(To be overthrown.) To lose one's 

Ibnunc or rcpntatton. 
{To play the part of the Hy and the 

coach.) To take the credit for what 

someone else has done.f 
To revel m luxury ; to enjoy a merty 

To act the braggart. J 
To lum a dea/ ear. 
To play the truant. 
To Ihunder at the top of one's voice ; 

to fume and frei. 
(To stand on one leg like a ciane.) To 

dance attendance on another. 
(Todomyduty.) Motto of Earl Roden. 
(To show a velvet paw.) To sham 

Abiaham ; to caiess tieacheiouiily. 
To fare sumptuously. 
To act unostentatiously, 
{To make one's cabbages fat.) To bask 

in the sunshine. 
To have a sad expression ; to pull a long 

To tell a long, incoherent tale. { 

• lli« rviuirk o( tbe Bourgcoit Geatilbuumc, wbo (ouDd, !□ hit dttunisbi 
been ulking in pro(F ntl hulite. 
t TliiiupreuioniibusdaD La FoDUme'tiMe oi Lt OxAt tl /a Afmc 

t See DotE in Italian uctioD od Rodsmenlala. 
\ The Hoie pbrue if applied la a p^;^n wbo cbanici the lubjccl b; a 

em, thai \c bad 
I, obere Ibe talc 

« la Inn. 


Faire Ul 

Faire un trou pour en boocher un autre. 

Faire veuir I'eaa ft 1» bouche. 

Faire venir I'cau an monlin. 

Faire voile ft tout vent. 

Fais <x que doii, advieime que pouna. 

Fais-moi la barbe et je te fetai le 

Faiaons gJnCrensement, et sans compter. 

Fait accompU. 

Failes dei permques. 
Faites taire ces sans-culotles. 

-^A6bJ Mai4ry. 
Fules votre devoir et laissei faire 

aux dieiu. — Scudiri. 
Fascine; fagot. 

Faut d'la vertu, pas trop o'en fant, 
L'eicia en tout est no d.(Sa.\A.—Mortvtl. 

Faute de m 

* conlente de pain. 

Faux pas. 
Femtne, argent, et vin, ont leur tuen et 

Femme bonne est oisean de cage. 
Femme [taU) cdibataire ; vieille fille. 
Femme de chambre. 
Femme et melon ft peine les comialt-on. 

Femme {ceuverU) marite. 

Femme qui beaucoup se otire peu lile. 

* lbs cnlf of Voltain to > buidrMier. vho 

4 UvuT took A pnuiDeDt oAri u a npporti 
Ills RnoltitioD. I^oneDrh<nHKc)i«lDllb> 
tlie tani-eulatUi IhrcmruiE in the giUsnr of I 
lam-ciilct/u, the nbble of the Rnolution, • 
tbe tiKht bnacha (cnlotta), but wsn (ubcd i 

IME jji 

To convince othersof the tmthofastate- 
ment, canceming wbich tber have 
been sceptical: to establish a theory. 

To malfe a blunder in conversation ; to 
say somethine which might have 
tieeD expressed difierently. 

To be unable to meet one's pecuniar 
lialHlities ; to become bankrupt. 

To malie one hole to stop another. 

To nuke one's mouth water. 

To bring grist to the mill. 

To set up hi* sail to every wind. 

Do your duty, come what may. 

Scratch my back and I will scraldi 

Do all the good your heart sug^ta 
generously and without calculation ; 

A thing accomplished ; an accomplished 

Do your duty and leave the rest to God. 

An outskirt of a town ; a suburb. 
Virtue is necessary, but not too much 

or it. Excess in everytbing it a 

For want of sometliing better he put 

up with bread. 
Ad ann-chait. 
A false step ; a mistake. 
In women, money, and wine, lurks both 

profit and poison. 
A good wife is alwajis a home-turd. 
A spinster ; an unmarried woman. 
A woman and a melon are hard to 

A married woman. 
The more women look in the mirror the 

less they look to their house, 
bavjqf wHlCcD 4 t]:aj:ed7. dediutad il "u hii 

F oftbe Koralutiideduiliii tiie culy dajn of 

.LuAmbly he wu Interrapled br tba ibouti of 

the Hoau, ud uttorsd Ihii eicUnutioe, Tbg 

■o-calloi becHM they bad ceued to «au 

Femme Hi quand elle peat, et pleute 

quand qlle veut. 
Femme mite se cogDoit i la cotte. 

Ferme modile (omh). 


F£te champitre. 

Feu de joie. 


Feu, toiu, amour, et irgent, 
Ne X cichent longoeneot. 
Kidfilil* est dc Dieu. 

Fille de chambre. 

Fille de joie. 

Fille d'honneui 

Fille oisive, i ma) pensive. 

Fille trop vue, et robe Irop vitue, n'est 

FUs ainfs de I'aotiquilf, les Fiaufais 
Romains par le f;$nie, sont Grecs par 
le caiiiclfie. — Chaltaubriand. 

Fils de Saint Louis, n 


Fin coQtre lio n'est pas ban pour faite 

Fin de sitele. 

goGsips about all folk, 

about her. 
Women laugh when they can and weep 

when ihey «t11. 
You may know a foolish woman by her 

A model rum. 

A festival. 

An open-air entertainment ; a rutal 

A firing of guns in token of joy ; a 

(A small leaf or fly sheet.) The name 

given to the novels appearing in 

French newspapers. 
File, a cough, love, and gold, cannot 

long be hid. 
(Fidelity is of (jod.) Mollo of Viscount 

A waterproof is a clog on a sunny day. 
Out oQ the pleaiiire which fear can 

(Proud as Artabanes.) As proud as 

Achambermaid ; a lady's maid. 

A wench of easy virtue, 

A lady of honour. 

An idle girl is batching mischief 

A maid often seen, and a dress often 

worn, are never valued. 
The French are the eldest sons of 

antiquihf ; they have the intelligence 

of the Romans, and the disposition 

of the fireeks. 
Son of Si. Louis, ascend (o heaven.f 
Set cunning against cunning ; diamond 

cut diamond. 
Fine against tine makes but a thin coat. 

(End of century.) Extremely modem ; 

A lounger. 
(Blossom of the lily.) The arms of the 

French monarchy. 

lirt of La CalprcaMc. 



Folic est k brebis qui au loup se cod- 

FoUes ainotus foot les gens bilti. 

— Villon. 
FoDdre en Unnts. 
Foice majeuie. 

Fence D'a pas droit. 
Foitune de la guetie. 
Fortune du pot. 
Fou qoi se Uit passe poui sage. 
Foy pour devoir. 

Fratemiti ou la mort. 
Froides mains, chaud mnour. 

A flow of words ; garrulity. 

To spin a long yam. 

(Faith is everything.) Faith works 

Pasdonate love Diakes fools of men. 

To cry one's eyes out. 

(Superior Jbrce.) The right of the 

Might does mt make right. 
The fortune of war. 

Sileoce makes the fool seem wise. 
(Faith for duty.) Motto of the Duke 

of Somerset. 
A disturbance ; a noisy quancl. 
Fraternity or death.* 
A cold hand and warm heart. 
A dedaimer against the existing ad> 


The salt tai. 

Gage d'amour. 

A love pledge. 

Gageure est la preuve des sots. 

GaieW de cccur. 

Flow of spirits ; liveliness. 

Galoper ventre -i-terre. 

To ride furiously. 


A street arab. 


A youth; a waiter; a bachelor. 

Garde i vous ! 

{Attention !) Word of command. 

Garde du corps. 

Life-guardsman ; a body-guard. 

Garde le roy. 

Defend the King-t 

Garde mobile. 

The French mihtia. 

Garder une poire pour la soif. 

(To keep a pear until one is thirsty.) To 
save up for a rainy day. 

Garde ta fbi. 

Keep thy faith. 


Take care. 


Keep faith. 

Beirare of confounding the sacred name 

sacr* de Thonneur avec ce 


of honour with that savage idea which 

r^toce qui met toules les ver 

sets all the virtues at the point of a 

poinle d'unc fpCe, el n'esl 


duellist's sword. Such a notion is 

qu'a faire de braves scilfeats 

suitable to none but bold cut-throats. 

— y.-y. Rousitau. 
* Tbi d«lucd polk)' of tlie initinlon of tbe Gi 
-t Coloiwl Jobo IdDs, wbo, witb Eii btbsr, brolt) 
B wu fledniaiiar tba battle of Worceiier, took tb 



Gare a lui, c'cst un 

mauvab pkiunt. 

Take care, he likes practical jokes. 


Boasting, bragging. 

(iatcau cl mauvaiM 

1 Goulume se doivent 

Pitcrust aad a bad custom uv made to 

be brokeu. 

Glter unt chandelle pour trouver une 

(To bum out a candle in search of a 


pin.) To throw good money after 

Gile- sauce. 


Clumsy; awkwoid. 

Clumsiness; awkwardness. 


A street -arab.* 


The armed police force. 


Men-at-aims: poUcc. ^^ 

Genre d'ecrire. 

Style of wriliDg.t ^H 

Gem. de condilion, 

People of rank. ^H 

Gens d'^gliM. 

Churchmen. ^* 

Gens dc guetre. 

Military men. ' 


literary men. 

Gens de mcme EudUc 

Birds of a feather. 

Gens de pea. 


A gentleman. 

Gibier de polence. 

A gaol bird. 


A slope ; earthwork. 

Glisse;!, monels, n' 

appuyez pn—Soy. 

Glide on, morlab, press not hatd.t 


Pass that matter over. 

A fop ; man about town ; dude. 


A babe; child.} 



A glutton. 

Goulte k goulte. 

Drop by drop. 

Goulle i goutle la 

mer s'igoulle. 

Drop by drop (he sea is drained. 

Goutte i goutle la 


Drop by drop wears away the stone. 

Gracieui accueil vi 

Ml U Chin la plus 

Welcome is the best cheer. 


Graisser le marteau 

To give the porter a tip. 

Grand besoin a de fol qui de soi-meme 

He must have much need of a fool who 

le rait. 

makes one of himself. 

Grand biennevieni 


A fortune is not made in a few hours. 

• Ttiii name of osaoltbiidiuaclenlo Victor Uugo'iZei .Wurr-aila it commaDly uted to 
•inifr thi poor loiien of ibt (tneti of Pvit. 

* In puBtini, tbs termfni* ii appliad to picture! which have as tWriubjcct lome incidtnl 
of ordinaiy life ! all |»ctlim,tberalbre, which do not npieMntlaodicapc, i^cml, mytbological, 
or Uitotkal lubjecti, nay be rouEhly claiwd ai grnn. 

t PaitoraBinicrlptioDWTittcBEclowapaiDtiagofaikaliiieicenc. t[ ii oflon quoted in the 

( Thii word Iwfoiiri lo the drvDf of Ihe ittceti. VvetlDGuilbcii'i pathetic sonE^jfa Gvur. 
and H. Uccourcelle^ Lts Dtu, Grua—tht "Two Uttlo VaiabonJi" of Mr. G. K. Sinu— 
baa made it familial to maoy En^ liib people. 

Grand bien vous fasse ! 

Gn&d dueor a'esE pas gnnd biseur. 

Grande chin petit tesUment. 

Grande dispate vttiti rebute. 

Grande pBiilie. 

Grandes promesses et pen d'efiets. 

Grand et boD. 

Grand parieur gnmd menteur. 

Grands oiseaux de contume sont p[iv& 

de tears plotnes, 
Gtands vanteurs, petit* Poseurs. 

Grasse panse, nuugre cetveHe. 



Giosse tite, pen de sens. 
Grosrar un n£ant en nontagne. 

Gverre i, mort. 

Gnerre i outrance. 

Ooerre aux chlteanx, paix aui chou- 


:EUX »3S 

Much good may it do you . 

Great talkers are no great doers. 

(A fat kitchen has little to leave.) A 

gouimand seldom atnawwi wealth. 
Truth holds back from a quarrel. 
Fnll dress. 
Great promises and little deeds ; great 

ciy and little vraol. 
Great and good. 
A great talker, a great liar. 
It's the finest bird that is soonest 

(Great boasters, littie doen.] Great 

boast, litUe roast. 
A fat belly, a lean brain. 

(A gray-gown.) A young work- 
Great head and litOe sense. 
(To make mountains out of nothing.) 

Making mountains out of nude-hills. 
War till death. 
War to the knife. 
War to the mansions, peace to the 

A rustic hostelry i lea-garden ; countty 



n mooSn 1 vent. 


Hardi gagneur, bardi mangeur. 
Hardiment benrte 1 la poite qui bonne 
nouvelle y apporte. 


Haut go&l. 

Haut ton. 


Heureui au jeu, malheureux en amour. 

Heurenx commencement est U moitic 

de I'ocuvre. 
Ueureux les peuplea qui n'oot pas 

Dressed like a windmill ; dressed in 

vulgar fashion. 
An balntual frequenter of a place. 
Quick at meat, quick at work. 
He knocks loudly who brings good 

The kidney bean ; a kind of ragouL 

Haughtiness; pride. 

High flavour. 

High tone ; elegance. 

1-47 English acres of land. 

Lucky in gambling, unlucky in love. 

Well begun is half done. 

e (he n 

i who have c 

• Tlia wali±Wf>rd al tl« Klivaliil 

10 (M* 10 ^asd ■ hapPT ^I- 

tirtn to tin laa-gudeu onliida Ifag wi 

236 HEi; 

Hcurcui qui n'aUa pas aprcs Ics n- 
cbcs&eil Plus heureui qui InreTusa, 
quand cllcs allirenl i \iii.—FUchier. 

Heurem qui peul vivre de scs renlcs. 

Hamme chiche jamaiii licbe. 

Homme d'lipfc. 

Homme dc robe, 

Homujc d' esprit. 

Homme d'fut. 

Homme matineux, sain, aUcgre, et 

Moni soit qui mal y pciue. 
HonnStc giauvrelG est cloir semec. 

Honneies gens. 

Homicur fleuiit eot la ItMEe 

Mots de combat. 

Hon dc cour. 

Hots de propos. 

Hobpite d'aUaitemeitt- 

HoEel de, Invalides. 

HAtel de viUe. 

HAtel Dieu. 

Hurler i la lune. 

H«ppy they who do Dot nm after 
nches ! but happier they who reject 
them when they come to (hem ! 

Happy is he who has a competency. 

A stingy mao ia neiet rich. 

A militaiy man. 

A gownsman. 

A man of talent, or nf ivil, 

A stfliesman. 

The early riser is healthy, cheerful, and 

Evil lo him who evil Ihinfcs." 

The honest poor are few and far be- 

Honest people. 

Hotiour blossoms on ihe Etft''c. 
Disabled ; out of condition to fight. 
(Oui of court.) Non-suited in a triaL 
(Out of place.) Not to the purpoK, 
A Foundling Hospital, 
Hospital for old and disabled soldiers.t 
A town hall. 

A house of God; an hospital. 
(To howl at the moon.) To litter vaii 
threats against a powerful person. 

Idfe fiic. 

n a affaire il forte partte. 

n a hattu les buissons et un autre a 

prib les oisillooa. 
n a beau parler on ne I'ecoute pas. 
n a beau ^ lever matin qui a le renom 

de dormir la grasse matinte. 
II a beau se taire dc I'tcol qui ne paie 

n a des moyens. 
I] a donnt sa parole. 
11 a <pous£ une bonne femme de ma- 
n a tveuli la mdche. 
II a fait main basse sur tout. 
II airae bien d'lvoir les coudiies franches. 
11 a I'air de ne pas y toucher. 

A fixed idea. 

He has a rough customer to deal with. 

One beat the bushes and another 

caught the birds. 
He talks m vain, no one listens. 
If you have the name of a sluggard, it 

IS no use rising betimes. 
He would do well to say nothing about 

the score who pays nothing. 
He's a clever fellow. 
He gave hia word. 
His wife is a good manager. 

He got wind of it. 
He pounced on everything. 
They were obliged lo retreat. 
He likes lo be perfectly free. 
He looks an if butter would not melt iu 
his mouth ; he shams 

* Tbe motto of the (Mei of the Carta. The •tori' ilui ^waid III 
he picked up llie niter of the Coontou of ^litbunr haa very little vi 
f Till tanoua isiUtuiion WM fouaded by Loui* XIV, iti 16&9. 

D a la ton- i boii«. 

n a le diable an corps. 
II a In yeui cemta. 

II a I'ceil an gatt. 

n a maugC son bIC m herbe. 

n a Toaagi son pain blanc Ic premier. 

11 a mis son bonnet de traveis au 

n a mia tons ses teufi dans un panicr. 
H a moQtrC b«aucoap d'humeur. 
n a pitchc d'abondance. 
H a pris mes paroles i contre sens. 

•.6 de plus belle. 
I remue ciel et terre pour y par- 

H avait son disconn sur te bout du doigt . 

II brode tris-bien. 

n broie da noir. 

H chasse de race. 

D conduit bien sa barque. 

M KST 137 

(He hai the sea to drink.) He hai an 

impossible task. 
The devil it in him. 
He looks dark ronnd the eyes. 
He is quarrelsome in his cups. 
He is on the took out. 
He has eaten his com in the ear. 
(He bas eaten his white bread (int.) 

His best days are passed. 
He got out of bed the wrong side this 

He has put all bis eggs bto one basket. 
He showed a good deal of temper. 
He preached eitemporc. 
He took what 1 said in the wrong 

He made off. 
He screwed h^ courage to the slicking 

He began again worse than ever. 

He mo^'ed heaven and earth to snc- 

(He bas planted flowers on a batten 
soil.J He has written on a diy sub- 
ject in an ornate style. 

He knew his speech by heart. 

He can tell a good tale. 

He is In a brown study. 

He's a chip of the old block. 

[He manages his boat welt.) He can 
paddle his own canoe ; he under- 
stands the art of success. 

: propos 1 tout bout de 


II dftiite 

n depense beaucoup en menus pUJsirs. 
n Ccorche le franfais. 
n tail i batons rompus. 
n en a ete qultte pour la peur. 

II en a fait une bonne affaire. 

n en est de la neige comme du ccEur de 

la femme ; i peine souillfe, elle dc- 

vient lout de suite de la fange. 

—G. de ChfrvOU. 
n en est d'un homme qui aimc, comme 

d'un momeau pris i la glu ; plus i! se 

dfbat, plus il s'embarrasse. 

The first hundred pounds is the bard- 
He is always thrusting his remarks 

He spends a great deal in tnlles. 
He murders French. 
He writes by flts and starts. 
He escaped scol'free with nothing worse 

than a fright. 
That was good business for him. 
Woman's heart is like the snow : once 

sullied, it becomes mud. 

A. man in love is like a sparrow caught 
with bird-lime ; (he more he strives, 
the more he is entangled. 


11 en f^l toujaun faire i la guise. 

11 CD rabaltia ile sa ptemi^re denmnde. 

I] esc iisi d'f tre femmc quand od est 

insensible. — Madame dt S/ael. 
D est au bout de sod latin. 
n est ausd absordc de piftendre qu'il 

qu'un aiiisle ce!*bre a hesoio dc 
plusieiir^ violons pour eiicuier un 
morccau de ranaque. — BaUac. 

11 est aussi &dle de se tromper soi- 
mcme sans I'en apercevoir, qu'il est 
difficile de tromper les auties sans 
qu'ils s'en ^wtfoivent. 

— La Rotbffoucauld. 

n csl avcc 1e del des accommodements. 

n I 

-T. ConuiUt. 
t beaa qu'un mortel jusques aux 

II est beau mSme d'en tomber. 

— QuinauU. 
H est bien aisj d'aller i pied qaaod on 

tient SOD cheval par la bride, 
H est bien fou qoi s'oublie. 
n est bien plus aisf d'accnser un seie 

que d'eicuser VaMxe.—Afimiaigm. 
II esl bon d'avoir des amis partoul. 

n est bon de faire de a£cessi(£ vertu. 
n est bon de frolter et limer notre cer- 
velle coDtre cells d'autrui. 

— Montaigne. 
n est bon de parlcr, et meilleur dc se 

n est bon d'etre habile, mnis non pas 

do le pataltte. 
n est comme Ic chicn du jardiniet. 
II est comme un coq en pStc. 

II esl comme une poule mouill«e. 

(He maki'i bis cibbaKc; fal by il.) Re 

realhen his nest by it. 
He alw.iys wants to go hii own road. 
He will lake somclliinf; less than he 

He's a knowing card. 

It is easy for a woman to be womanly 

when she has no feeling. 
He is at his wits' -end. 
To assert (hat it is impossible to love 

one woman for ever, is as absurd as 

It it u easy to deceive ourwlves an> 
consciously, as it is difficult to de- 
ceive others successfully. 

It is possible to m 

with Heaven." 
He is in low water ; his funds are low. 
'Tis a noble triumph lo triumph over 

It is pleasant walking when you lead a 

horse by the bridle. 
Heisan arrant fool who forgets himself. 

excase the other. 
It is a good thing to havelricDds eveiy- 

It is wise to make a iHrlue of necessity. 
Contact with other wils brightens one's 

(It is good to speak, but it is better to 

be silent.) Speech is silvern, silence 

is golden. 
'Tts a good thing to be clever, but it is 

well lo disguise the fact. 
He is like (he dog in the manger. 
{He is living like a cock (hat is being 

fattened.) He is living in clover. 
He is a perfect stupid. 
He is an old hand at it. 




n est daagerenx de trop Taire voir i 
rhomine combien il mi tgai >ux 
bites sans tui monCrer M grandeuT. 
D est encore dangereui de lui trap 
faire voir sa grandeur sant sa basserae. 
n est encore plus dangeieui de lai 
laisser ignorer I'un et l^utre, tnaU il 
Mt tiis avantageux de lui reprCsenler 
roD et I'antre.— /"oloi/. 

n est dit babile, qui fraode ami et pille. 

II est du nature! dn chat, il relombe 

toujours SDT sea pieds. 
D est du veritable amcnir conune dc 

t'appantion des esprits ; tout le tnonde 

en parle, mais peu de gcni en ont vu. 

— La Rochefoucauld. 

n est faux qu'on ail fait fortune lois- 

qu'on ne sail pas en jonir 7 

— Vauvenargtui. 
II eat jute qtie le prftre vive de I'autel. 

Q est parti preiunt la clef des champs, 
n est peu de Stance de la rocbe Tar- 
pfienne an Cajntole. 

n est pins iis£ d'llre sage ponr les 
antres, que poor soi-inSme. 

— La Rechtftmcauld. 

II est plus facile i une fcmme de M- 

fendre sa vertu contre les homines 

que sa reputation contre les femmes. 


n est plus hontenz de se dCfier de ses 

amis, que d'en (tre trompj. 

— La Rochefoucauld. 
□ est plus nfcessaire d'tludier les 
hommcs que le* liiTes. 

— La Rochefoucauld. 

• A llns from Jouj-* I.a VntaU. Minlx 

II is dangerous to make man see bow 
like he is to animals without keepjoe 
bis greatness in view. It is daQger- 

ous, also, to show him bis grealiiess 
and not his baseness ; and still more 
to leave him ignorant of both. But 
it is most profitable to picture to bim 
one and the other. 

He who cheats and robs a fiiend is 

called a clever fellow. 
Like a cat, he always falls on his feet. 

True love has something 

with apparitions of ghosli. Every- 
body discusses them, but few have 

seen them. 
Men who are said to have made tbeir 

fortune, have not done so if they do 

not know how to enjoy it. 
(Il is fair (hat the priest should live by 

the altar.) The labourer is worthy 

of his hire. 
(He stands A I.) He is a splendid frilow. 
He was over bead and ears in debt 

when he died. 
(He was bom with a caul.) Bom lucky. 
He WIS botn on a Sunday, be likes a 

job where there is nothing to do. 
He made off. 
(It is not far from the Tarpeian todc to 

the Capitol.) It is a short step from 

the throne to the scaffold* 
(It is easier to gel away from the bank 

than the bottom of the stream.) 

Leave the fire when it begins to 

Il is easier to be wise about other peo- 
ple's business than about our own. 

A woman may mote easily defend her- 
self from men, than her reputatian 


n est rendu. 

11 csl revcEU de ses eireure. 

11 «1 sain dc se iMcr de bonne henre. 
H (Sit si beaiL de mourir jeune. 

—Andri Chhaer. 
11 est sujet i. canHoD. 

He is quite done up. 

(He has given up his errors.) He ha,i 

tumed over a new leaf 
Early rising is healthy. 

Voa must discount what he says. 

11 esl (niijouni par monts ct par vaui. 
11 est tout preche qui n'a cure de bien 

(He is always going over mountains and 
valleys ) He is ilwa>'s on ihe move ; 
he is ever on the wing. 

It is useless ti preach to a man who 

does not care to do veil. 
He is a perfect gentlen 
He is very stiff. 

It tr^s commeO fant. 
11 est tr&s manifrS, 

II c*t trop tard de fenner I'fcurie ijnnnd When the horses arc stolen, it 

les cbevaux «on[ pns. to lock the stable-door. 

II est venu i. point nommf ■ He came in the nick of time. 

H *tait en train de sotlir He was just going out. 

II Ctait gtippf. He had caught cold. 

II fail beau temps. It is fine (weather). 

n fait bien Diauvais au bois quand les 'Tis Teryhard times in the wood when 

loupssc maogenl I'lin 1' autre. wolf eat'; woif. 

n fait bon baltrc rorgueilleui quand il It is good to beat a proud man when 

est seul, he is alone. 

H fait celui qui n'entcnd pn*^. He plays the deaf man. 

II fait cher ^ivre dans la capitale. Living is eipeusivc in the metropolis. 

II fad dijil le barboo. (He alreadv plays the gray-beard.) He 
has an old head on young shoulders. 

H fait fidche de tout bois, (He makes an arrow of all wood.) He 

turns everything to account. 

II fait toujonrs bon teoir son cheval par Don't leave hold of (he bridle if you 

la bride. wish to be sure of the horse, 

n follait me teoir ^ ijuntre pour ne pas I did my best not to laugh. 

ou se dimettre. 
— Gambitta. 
n Taut amadouer la poule pour avoir les 

II faut atlendre le boiteux, 

II faut, nutant qu'on pent, obliger tou 

le monde : 
On a souveot besoiod'un plus petit que 

We most put up with it. 

(He must needs submit or demit.) He 

must give way or resign.* 
To gel chicks, coax the hen. 

(It is necessary to wait for the lame 

man.) Wait for the truth. 
It is best (0 act kindly to everybody, for 

there's no hand so small that it may 

not help. 

r 1B7; went again It Man 

H but avi 

piti£ des morts. 

— Vicbir Hugo. 
II faut batlre le Her Uadi» qu'il est 

II faul bien Uisset le jeu quand il est 

U faut biiguer la fiaveur de ceux i. qtu 
I'on veut du bien, plutAt que de ceux 
de qui Ton espiie du bien. 

— La. Bruytrt. 

n iaut casser la aoix pour manger le 

II faut croire au manage comme 1 1'un- 
mortalit^ de Time. — BainK. 

II Euit d£coudre ramitif, mais il taul 
dichiier 1' amour, 

—Richelitu {It Du(-Marichal). 

n faut de Targent pour commeDcer Ic 

lOmme : 
le seule larme outfit i Dieu. 

n faut £tre enclume ou marteau. 

n (aul faire ce qu'on fait. 

II faut gratler les gens par oil il letu 

II lant hasaider un petit pojsson pour 

prendre ud grand . 
n but hurler avec les loups. 


We ought 

X plutflt 

n &ul laisser I'eofant i 

que lui arracher le nez 
n faut laver son linge sale en familte. 

— Napoleon I. 
II faut le faire bon gr£ mal gti. 
n (aul louer la met et se teaii en terre. 
n faul passet par la potte ou par la 

II faut perdre uu viroQ pour p£chet un 

n (aut pricher d'eiemple. 

II faut prendre la batle au bond. 

II (aut prendre le b£n6lice avec lei> 

have pity on the dead. 
Strike while the iron is hot. 

Leave off playing when the game is at 

its be»t. 
Seek the favour of those to whom yon 

wish happiness, rather than of those 

from whom you hope to gain an 

To eat the kernel you mtist break the 

Marriage must be believed in, ai you do 

in the soul's immortahty. 
You may unpick the seam of friendship, 

but you must teai love's bond 

(¥ou must have money to commence 
the game.) You must have money 

Years of repentance are oecessary in 
order to blot out a sin ia the eyes of 
men, but one tear of repentance suf- 
lices with God. 

(One must be either anvil or hammer.) 
Youmust endure if you can't hit back. 

Whatever you do, do it with all your 

Scratch people in the right place. 

(Venture a small lish to catch a great 
one.) A sprat to catch a herring. 

(One must how) with the wolves.) 
When you are at Rome, do as Rome 

Belter leave the child's nose dirly than 

wring it off. 
Dirty linen ought lo be washed in 

You are bound to do it, willy-nilly, 
Ptaise the sea, but keep on land. 
One must leave a room by door or 

(A minnow's weU lost to catch a 

■,a!mon,) Set a sprat to catch a 

Example is better than precept. 
Take time by the forelock. 
(The benefice must be taken with its 

liabilities.) You must take the rough 

with the smooth. 

141 IL F 

U laal que la vCriU Mil churiliible, c'eU- 
i-due qu'cUc kojl (Ule pouc le bien de 
celui qui eit reptii. La viiili doit 
eire douce. Ellc est amt folic pour 
n'avoii' pas besoin d'etre dure. C'est 
rirnile du Samuitftin sur Ics plaicii 
du maiade, et Don pas le vinoigic, 
c'est Ic mici et nan le lid. 

— Saint Franfuis de Sola. 

11 Taut que let aclioiu de voleur refoi- 
vcDl leur pcrfeclioD dcs iiuilui de la 
sauesse et dc la jutilice : i moiru de 
cela elles son! des diamaalii, si vous 
voulei, uixis des diamanls sans iUe 
taillfe. —Mascanm. 

n faut que toul le monde vive. 

H faut qu'uiie portc soil ouvetle ou 

11 faut reculer pour mieux sauter. 

II faut se litfict d'uD ennemi rfcondliC. 

II faui ie dire beaucoap d'amis et s'en 

11 faul sourent plus de couraRe pour 
faire simplemenl son devoir, que 
pour affronter le feu de rennenii. 

II faut tendre voile selon le venl. 

U faut tondre les brebis et qod les 

n faut loumer la langue sept fois dans 
la bouche avant de parler. 

H faul vouloir ce qu'on ne peut em- 

II lit un veut i ccomer un bceuf. 

II gelait i pierre fendre. 
II jette feu el flamine. 
II I'a battu ^ bras r. 
n I'a £chapp« belle. 
II lit au front de t 


Que ta fortune vend ce qu'on croil 

qu'cllc donne. 
Approche-t-il du but ? quitle-t-il ce 

Rion ne trouble sa tin : c'est le si»r d'un 

beau jour, — La Fontaine. 
II lui a mis martel en l£te. 
II lui obtit au doigl et a To^il. 
II m'a ballu froid. 
U m'a coupt I'herbe sou^i le pied. 

lUT [ntW 

Truth must be chaiilaUe: tbat it, it ' 
must be spoken for the good of bin 
who is blamed. Truibmuslbegenlle. 
It 16 strong enough not to require to 
be hard. It must be the Samaiilan'g 
oil un the wounds of the sick, and not 
vinegar. It is honey and not gall. 

Valiant deed^i must recdve tbeir perfec- 
tion from the haodit of wisdom and 
jititice ; otheiwise, Ibey may be din- 
monds, but uncut ones. 

Everybody ntust live somehow. 
A door Uiu^t be upcQ or shut. 

A step back makes the belter leap. 
Beware of a friend who bos once be 

your enemy. 
Assert that you have many friends, but j 

believe you have few. 
Frcqueully It requires morj courage 

simply li' do nur duly, than to fact 

the (ire of an enemy. 
Set your sail as the wind blows. 
Shear the sheep, but don't flay them. 

Turn y 

your tongue se' 
What can't be cured must be endured. 

The wind was enough to shave your 

It froze very hard. 
He frets and fumes. 
He beat him n-ith all bis might and main. 
He had a namiw escape. 
The wise, on the brows 'neath the hol- 
low gilt crown, 
Rea<ls that fortune sells what the rich 
man thinks given : 
Naught troubles bis end, for the lile he 
lays down 
Wn.s a beautiful day, and death is its 

He tormented him to death. 

He is at his beck and call. 

He gave me the cold shoulder. 

He cut the ground from under my feet. 

n m'a debiK tout cela I bdUe-pourpoint. 
U tn'a doimt une poignie de maia. 
H m'a mill au pied du tnur. 
n m'a pou9iit i bout. 
D m'a pris au dcpourvu. 

II me laut coucher sur la dure. 
II menl comme un atracbenr de deals. 
II me Iraita de Turc 4 Maure. 
II mel sa laucille dans la moisiOD 

n n'a pai tQ\'ente la poadre. 

n n'a pas souffle mot de notre 

n n'appartient qu'lceuxqui n'espirent 

jamais tin citis, de ne citer per- 

n n'appartient qu'aui nands hommes 

d'avoir de grands d^uuts. 

—La RadufBttcauld. 
II n'a que (aiie de poesie. 
n n'aum jamais bon raarchC qui ne le 

demande pas. 
n ne choisit pas qui empnmte. 

H ne faudrait pas hii 

nouvelle de but en blanc. 
n ne faut jamab delier un Tou. 
D ne faut jamais d^passer la mesure. 
n ne faut pas badiner avec le feu. 
n ne laut pas chAmer lea files avant 

n ne faut pas clocher devant les 

n ne faut pas eoseigner les poissons i, 

n He faut pas (aire d'un diabic deui. 

II ne Taut pas je(«r des pierres dans le 

II ne faul pas laisser dc semer pour 

crainte des pigeons. 
II Dv Taut pas lier lei Ines avec les 

NE J43 

All that he told me point-blank. 

He shoolc hands with me. 

He got me into a comer. 

He exasperated me. 

He took me unawares. 

He laughed in my lace. 

My lodging is on the cold, cold ground. 

He lies like a quack dendat. 

He used me abominably. 

(He puts his sickle into another mao'i 

harvest.) He wishes to reap where 

he has not sown. 
(He did not discover gunpowder.) He 

is not a genius, nor likely to do any> 

thing remarkable. 
He did not say a single word about our 

Only those who never hope to be quoted 
themselves, abstain from quoting 

(Only great men have great defects.) 
Menbave the defects of their quali- 

Poetry is not his Ibtle. 

He that does not ask wiU never gel a 

He who goes a-borrowing does not care 
who the lender is. 

It would ttot do to tell this news 

Never bid defiance to a fool. 

Never o'erstep tbe bounds. 

It won't do 10 play with fire. 

[Do not keep your holidays before they 
arrive.) Count not your chickens 
before they are hatched. 

Do not limp before cripples. 

(Don't teach fish to swim.) Don't 

teach your grandmother to suck 

(Do not make out the ghost was two.) 

Don'l make a bad business worse. 
You must not throw stones into your 

neighbour's garden. 
Don't lei pigeons friebten you from 

Asses must not be harnessed with 

(One oughl nol to put a (iiiger between 
the trunk and the biirk,) Do not 
interfere between husband uid wife. 

It is no use troubling about pott events. 

(You should not talk of the halter in 

ne faut pas parler latin devant les 
ue faut pas regftrder de si prte dans 

II ne faut pas remplir ses devgira 

comme par manifre d'acquil. 
H ne faut pas se nioquer dea chicns 

qu'on ne soit hors du village. 
n ne Taut pas vendre la peau dc I'ours 

avant de I'avoir mis par tcrre. 
H ne faut qu'unc breWs galeuse pour 

gUer tout le troupcau. 
H ne faut qu'an Qiux paa pour ca^uter la 


II n' 

II n'ea pouvail plu» de fatigue et de 

11 n'eniend jamais railleiie. 
n ne peut plus y tenir. 
II ne realail plus que ie nid. 
II ne ^'agit pas de tout cela. 
II oe s'agit peut-^tre, pour s'eraparer 
de ces Sties si subtils, si souples et si 

Elnitfants, que de savoir manier la 
uange et chatouiller I'amour-propre. 
La ftatterle est le joug qui courbe si 
bas ces teles ardentes et ISgires. 
Malheur i I'homine qui veut porter 
la franchise dans I'amour! 

— G. Sand, 
11 ne sait sui quel pied danaer. 

II n'eal chasse que de lieux chiens. 

It D'est cbeval qui n'ait sa tare. 

II n'est d'heureux que qui croit I'flre. 

II n'e 

pas aussi diable qu'il est a 
pas boD d'aioii tout Ic ni 
pas bou d'etre trop libii:. 

Doa't talk Latin before the learned. 

In such matters you must not be so 

Duty must not be done as a mere 

matter of form. 
Don'I halloa till you are onl of the 

You should not aell the bearskin till 

you have killed the bear. 
One (abted aheep will mar the fiock. 

(One false step will break the bottle.) 
Virtue once lost can aevtr be 

He can't do anything in the matter. 

He was worn out with fatigue and 

He can never take a joke. 

He can hold out no loD(;er. 

The bird had iloun. 

That's not the question at all. 

To captivate beings so subtle, supple 
and penetratii-c as women, clever 
praise and art ful pandering to conceit 
may suffice. Flattery is the yoke with 
which to make their light and ardeQt 
beads submissive. Woe to the man 
who tries to be frank in love-making. 

(He knew nol on which foot to dance.) 

He's at his wit's end. 
There is no good hunting but with old 

There is DO hoise without a fault. 
The only happy man is he who thinks 

himself happy. 
He is not so black as he is painted. 
It is not a good thing to have all that 

It is not a good thing to possess loo 
much freedom. 

raKNCH] IL : 

n n'est pas de pile sourd que celul qui 
11 n'est pas £chapp£ qui trafaie son 

n n'est pas nfccssaire de tenir les 

choses poor en taisonner. 

— Beaumarc fiats. 
II n'esl pire eau que I'ean qui dort. 
n n'est point de belles prisons ni de 

Uides amours. 
n n'est lien d'tnulile aux peisonnes de 

sens. — La Ftmlaitu. 

n n'rst Hen si bien lai( oA Van ne trouve 

n n'est Hen lei que d'avoir la def des 

D n'esl secret que de rien dire. 

n n'esl si bon charretter qui ne verse. 

n n'est d grand dfpit que de panvre 

n n'est si horome de bicn qu'il metle i 

reiamcn des loii toutes ses actions et 

pens£es, qui ne soit pendabic dix fois 

en sa vie. — Af/mlaigru. 

n n'est si petite chapelle qui n'ait son 

n n'est si poltron sur la terre, qui ne 

puisse trouver un plus poltron que soi. 

— La Fonlaine. 

II n'est si riche festin, oil il n'y ait quel- 
qu'un qui mal dtne. 

II nons a donnf le change. 

II nous a fausst compagnie. 

H n'y a au monde qne deux manibvs de 
s'flever, ou par sa propre indnsttte, 
ou par rimbicQIJIC des autres. 

— La Bniyirt. 

n n'y a chevil si bien ferrSqui neglisse. 

H n'y a cheval si bon qui ne broncbe. 

n n'y a de nouveau que ce qui est ouUif . 

—Mile. Bertin. 

n n'y a i s'y tromper, cela saute amt 

Who so deaf as he that will not bear ? 

It is not necessary to have a thorongb 

grasp of a aubjecl in order to dw- 

course upon it. 
StiU waters nm deep. 
Never was a prison fair, nor a lady-bve 

foul. ' 

(There is notliing useless to people of 

sense.) A clever man finds some 

use for everything. 
He is anything but a miser. 
There is nothing so well done but may 

be carped at. 
There's nothing lite living at Liberty 


There is no spite like that ofa poor man 

There is no man so good who, if alt 
his actions and ihoughts were put 
to tbe test of the laws, would not 
deserve hanging ten limes in his 

There is 

o cbapel so small but has it 

No n 

rat a coward that he 
another even more 

cowardly than himself. 
There never was so rich a banquet but 

some one dined ill al il , 
(He has put us on (he wrong scent.) He 

has deceived us. 
He has given us the slip. 
A man rises in the social scale in two 

ways; either \fj his own works, or by 

the stupidity of others. 

(There is no hone so well shod but he 

may slip.) Accidents will happen hi 

the best •regulated families. 
However good a horse may be, it some* 

times stumbles. 
There is nothing new but wbal baa been 

There is positivdy no mixtaidDg that. 



146 IL 

try [fsiscm 

n n'y n pas de geus plus affairts qoe 

Idlers are always busy. 

ceu<i qui ne font iiea. 

11 n'y .1 p.Ts de grand homme pout son 

No man is a heit. W his valet.- 


—Madame di Cirniul. 

11 n'y a pa? lie miroir au Dionde qui ait 

There never was a looliing-glam thai re- 

jamais dil i une femrae qu'ellc (lait 

flected an ugly woman. 

H n'y a pas de petit thez soi. 

There's no place like home. 

11 n'y a pas deplusffirtechaTnepoiirlier 

There is no stronger lie upon a woman 

unc Temme que cclle de se savoiraimie. 

than the knowledge she is beloved. 

—M«u. di MBttevUli. 

Iln'y apasdcquoiiire. 

Thai's no laughing mailer. 

11 n'y a pas de *ots mitien, il n'y a que 

There are do stupid irndes but there 

aie stupids in them. 

n n'y a pas de vie hcnrausc. il y a scule- 

There is no such thing ai a happy life — 

mrnt dcs jimrs heuicui. 

there ate only hnppy days. 

—Andrf Thturirt. 

11 n'y a pas U de qnoi ronetlcr un chat. 

(That is not enough to whip a cat for.) 

Thai offence is not worth talking 
about. 1 
To make good use of a thooEht fonnij 

; qu'J etre le premier 

epensie. On a oul dire 

au Cardinal du Perron que I'applica- 
tion heureuse d'un vers de Virgile itait 
digne d'un talent. — Sttndhat. 

II n'y a personne qui ne soil dangercuK 
pourquelqu "un . — Madame de Sevigni. 

l\ n'y a pire eau que I'eau qui dot!. 

II n'ya plus de Pytinics.—Lcui! XIV. 

n n'y a point au monde un si pfnible 
metier que celui de se faire un grand 
nom : fa vie s'achfive que Ton a i 
peine (bauchi son ouvragc. 

— La Bntyiri. 

E n'y a point d'amour sans jalousie. 

II n'y a point de petit cnnemi. 

r n'y a point d'esclavesplui 

—Mile, de Uspinasse. 

Iln'y a point delerroirsiingratquin'ait 
quelquc proprif ti, — La Bruyire, 

I n'y a pour I'homme que Irois £v£ne- 
ments, nattre, vivrc et mourir : il ne 
se sent pas naltre, il souflrc i mourir, 
et il oublie de vivre. — La Bruyhv. 
* lliit lariDjE in iofD« (um is of atea.1 antiqn 

ABti«>iiu> I., KinE of Macrdnnia in the tbird < 
T f oluin altHbntci Ihii mill 10 Lonii XIV. 

tfaeUukFofAniausEtoiit tooccDpv theSpani 

In th« Spanlih Ambaiiidor u. the Cnun of Vi 

a lyjok requires almisi as much 
cleverness as tooriginatc il. Canlinal 
du Perron said that (he apt quotation 
of a line of Virgil was worthy of the 
highest capacity. 

There is no man who may not lie a 

danger to somebody. 
Still waters run deep. 
There are no longer any PjTCnees.t 
The most arduous task in the world ii 

to make a great name ; life ends ere 

the whole is spelt out. 

Without jealousy there is no love. 
There is no snch thing as a pelly enemy. 
No slaves so tortured as the slaves of 

There is no ground so ungrateful .is not 

to jield something. 
There are three e\-ents in man's life : 

birth, life, and death ; he is not aware 

of his birth, be sufTers in dying, and he 

forgets to live. 

. sayiat that (be Kine madci Ihe remark wh-n 
ih Ifaronn. U hat. howevar. been al» aMiibntrd 

i la religion. Ton serait invindble. 

n n'f a que le premier pas qtu co&te. 
Q B'y a que les bons marches qui 

n n'j a que les bonteui qui perdent. 
U n'j a que les morts aui oe revieiment 

pas. — Beiirand Barire. 
II n'y a qu'beuret malheur en ce monde. 

n n'y a qu'uue choM qui revicnnc chaque 
jour dans le mtjiag/:, c'ciit le diner. 

—Mrne. de FlahauU 
U n'y a lien de change ea France ; il 
n'y a qu'un Francais de plus. 

—CharUi X, 
11 n'y a hi bcl acquit que le don. 
n n'y a si grand jour qui ne vieune pai 

II n'y a si mCchant pot qui ne tronre 

son couverde. 
n n'y a si petit buisson qui D'ait son 

t jamais boa maichfi de peaui 

Religion alone makes a man brave, 
patient, and intrepid ihrough con- 
sriencej and if a man wotild remain 
faithTul to religion, he wonld be 
It is only the first step that costs.* 
It is only the cheap bargains that bring 
us toruiu. 

There is only luck or ill luck in this 

There is only one thing that comes roond 
every day in mamed life: il is the 

Nothmg is changed in France ; there is 
only one Frenchman more.j 

No purchase is as good a! 
No day so long but has it 


de lioi 
n n'y va pas par qnatre chemins. 

H paria luen \ propos. 

n parle en connaissanee de came. 

n i>«che en vain 

Qui n'amorce son hum. 

H plent a verse. 

II porte lanteme \ midi. 

n prend cela pour argent comptant. 

n rcgarde I'nflaire it uo tout autre point 

There is no pot so mis-shapen but finds 
The smullest bush casts a shadoir. 
Lion-skins were never to be got cheaply. 

n relouma tremp* comni 

r s'achame a dire. 

n savait ^on disconis s 

{He goes straight to the point.) He 
does not beat about the bush. 

He spoke most opportunely 

He Icnows what he is talking about 

He fishes in vain who does not bait the 

It is pouring with rain. 

He carries a lantern in broad day. 

He takes that for sterling truth. 

He considers the matter Trom qnite a 
different point of view. 
ne sonpe. He came back wet through. 

He will keep saying. 
le bout du He knew his speech by heart. 


hntcd to Midim da DcffaiK 

irdlnal FolifBU wai (nliTKiaK on lb* 
ilh lil> bead ID hii luBdi. "Tligdli- 
irpiu ftii'cat/t." 

■ n nnniTtable Dotorfcif dnriDf the 
mc ceruln Bncllib pnuneii to be 
rt aiain In icttve boalilltiei aoiort 

t Wordi nied by Ibv CmnV d'A 
LoDii XVIII. wu prtKliined Kim 




248 ILS CHANTENT [g&KScn ■ 

lis chamenl, ils pajtront.— jUbiarin, 

They sing, they will pay. * 

lis coujem sur ses brisies. 

They are treading oo his heels. 

II5 dii^pulcul i tout pCOpOit, 

They dispute Bbout cvctything. 

II sc mcttmit en qualrc pour vous. 

(He would cut himiclf in four for us.) 

He would do anything to serve us. 

11 se no)-erai( dans iine goulle d'eau. 

(He would drown himself in a drop of 

water.) To be penny wise and pound 


n s'ea prend toujoms i moi. 

He always blames mc. 

lis CQ riaicni sous cap*. 

They laughed in their sleeve al it. 

They came lo fisfitufls. 

II sc tecule pout micux sautcr. 

He draws back in order to make n 

better leap. 

D lert de risce 1 toute la sociftf. 

He U the butt of the whole company. 

n s'esl brflie la cervelle. 

He blew his brains out. 

lis eiaicnt a coulraui lircs. 

They were at daggers drawn. 

ns £taient bicn certaincmeDt d'ialcUi- 

There is no doubl they were accom- 


Ils eiaient minis de food en comble. 

11 ae voit par expiiience que les mfi- 

Expcriencc teaches that eicellenl me- 

moites eieellentes se joienent volon. 
tiers aux jugeinent? debilcs. 

mories arc loo often joined lo weak 


— Montaigne, 
lis firent bonne chSre. 
lis jettent de la poudre aiut yeux. 

Us I'ont fait ^ mon insu. 

Its marchent bon train. 

Us ne se sentaient pas de satisfacliOD. 

Hi n'ont rien appris, ni rien oublif . 

Us nous oDt donni le change. 

Us paient argent comptant. 

lis s'accordent comme chien et chat. 

Ils se croient profonds, el ne sont que 

creux. — yean J'AUmbert. 
Ils se firent force compliments. 
Qs se ressemblent comme detix gouttes 


It brouillfs. 

It mange le blanc des yeux. 

s sont i bout de leurs forces. 
• When Mai 

They fared sumptuously. 
(Tliey are throwing dusi in people's 
eyes,) They are deceiving eveiy- 

They did it unbeknown lo me. 

They are getting on fast. 

They were overjoyed. 

They have learned nothing, and for 

gotten nothing, t 
They gave us the slip. 
They pay ready money. 
They agree like dog and cat. 
They think themselves profound, when 

they are merely hollow.* 
They complimented each other highly. 
They are as like as two peas. 

They have quarrelled with each other. 
(They have eaten (he white of each 

other's eyes.) They arc mortal foes. 
They see each other from time to 

They are al their wits' end. 

Dinifd <n> thi> ICCOUH 
lutbanl and Iheir fall' 
-udo'philoiophen at 

Dppoiect him nerelr by rincioK 
im^ly sltHbnted lo Talleyrimd, 

rsKNcn] IL ' 

II snffii quelqnelbi* d'etre groaser pour 
D'etre pas Crompc par nn habile 
botnme. — La Rochefoucatdd. 

lis vont se faire la courtc £cheUe. 

11 ticnt table onverte toujonra, 

n tondrait un ixuf. 

11 travaille 1 bitans rompus. 

n ttw la poule aux oenls d'or. 

[ etie fi 

sage loot seul. 

vaut mieuxitre niart«an qu'enduine. 

II vaul mieui tltre oiseau de campi^ne 

qu'oiseau de cage. 
n vaut mieui faire etivie que piti6. 
n vaut micui plier que rompre. 
II Taut mieuK s'eiposer i I'mgratitude 

que de manquer anx mistrables, 

— La Bruyire. 
II veut avoir le drap et I'argent, 
n veut toujours s'en faire accroire. 
11 vit au jour le jour. 
II vona dim au juste ce que cela cofltera. 

II y a dans la politique comme dans la 
religion, nne espice de pioilence 
plus glorieuse que I'iuDocence mfme, 

ani t^pare avaalageusemenC un peu 
e fragility par des vertus eilraor- 
dinaires, et par nne fetveur continudle. 
n y a de certiines chose« donl la in Jdio- 
ciilt est inmppotlable, la po<sie, la 
mustque, la peinture, le discoun pu- 
blic. — La Bntyirt. 
I) y a des lines aiosi fafonnjes que 
la souftrance les paralyse el les em- 
pCcfae d'a£ir. — Paul Bourgit. 

n y a des gens i, qui la i-ertn sled 
presqua aussi mal que le vice. 

— Souheiiri. 

II y a des gens qui n'auraient jamais 
Ct£ amoureui, s Us n'avatent jamais 
entendu parler de ramour, 

— La Rachifoucauld, 

II y a des gens qui n'ont de morale 
qu'en piice; c'est une ftoffe dont ils 
ne te Tout jamais d'habil. — Jovbtrt, 

They mean to give one another a turn. 

He always keeps open house. 

He would skin a flint. 

He works by fits and starts. 

He is killing the hen that lays the 

golden ^^. 
Better be mad with the aowd than 

wise by yourself. 
It is better to be the hammer than the 

Better be a bird in the 5eld than a bird 

Better be envied than pitied. 
Belter to bend than break. 
Better risk ingratilude than turn your 
face from the poor and wretched. 

He wants to eal hiscake and have it loo. 
He is always pnttmg himself forward. 
He lives Irom hand to month. 
He win tell you exactly what it will 

There is in politics, as well as in reli- 
gion, a Mnd of penitence more glorious 
than innocence itself; this amply 
atoaes for a little (iailty by eitra- 
ordinary virtues and continual fervour. 

d poetry, in painting and 
ediociity is uoendurable. 

There are some minds so constituted 
that sufTering paralyses them and 
prevents them from performing their 

There are some people who would have 
never fallen in love, if they had never 
heard love talked about. 

There are some people who never have 
more than a mere groundwork of 
morahly ; it is with them a piece of 
cloth which they never convert mto 
a garment for daily wear. 


□ f a d« gens qnl re»eoibIent i 
vaudeiiTlles, qn'on ne cbantc qa'uD 
certaiu temps.^-Za Racht/oucatUd. 

n y a (les hc>chcts pour tous [es Sgei. 

II y a dM rcprocbes qui loueul. 

— La Roche/oMcauld. 

H y a du m«tite sans eievalioD. mais il 
n'y a point d'ilCvation Koa quclque 
mfrite.^Za Rxhefotuattld. 

11 y a du plaisir 1 rencontrer les yeui de 
cctui H qui on vient de doaner. 

—La Bruyire. 

D y a en Angletem soixante sectes 
difTcrcQics, el nne seide sauce. 

II y a cucote dc quoi glaner. 

II y n faf^rits et fagoti. 

n y a plus de Toiu achelcuis que de 

n y B plus de gens qui veulent Sire 
aimgs que dc ^cns qui venlent aimct 

II , 

□-day and forgotti 

1 quelque anguille sous roche. 

II y a remMe i tout (bts il la mort. 

II y a loujours des vents brOUnts qui 
pa<;sent sur I'lmc de I'homme et la 
dessdchent. La priSrc esl h rosiequi 
la rafraichit. — Lametinais. 

n y a un cochon qui sommeille au fond 
de tout comr humain. — 5flj-C(y. 

II y a une remme i I'origine de toutes 
les E""<'w choses. — Lamartine. 

II y a une r£signation qui ressemble J 
f indifference com me la mort res- 
semble au sommeil. — Victor Hugo. 

H y avait une fois un htrisson philo- 
Bophe.arme de poinles et depiquants 
eonime touaceux de sonespice, . , , 
Un jour, ce grand penseur se dit : A 
quoi ban cette agglomeration de pe- 
litcs baionnettes improductives qui 
se dressent sur mon dos 3 la moindre 
alerte f Cel appareil de guerre est 
vraiment d^sobli^ant pour mes voi- 
sins. . . . Suppnmons-le. II le sup- 
prima. I'imb^cile ! II artiva une fouine. 
qui, le trouvant Rias et ^ns d£reQ!>e, 
le croqua comme un tcuf ! — Lahicki. 
• The opinion of Ifae Mirqaii Caraccioli. m\ 

people who i 

to-aay ana lorgotten [o-morrow. 
Eveiy age has ils hobby. 
There are wme kind of reproaches 

which arc equal to flattery. 
Merit exists without high position, but 

no one can reach high position without 

It is a pleasui 

o meet the eyes of o 
aye just given aid. 

In England there are sixty different 
religious secia, and but one sauce.* 

(There is still something to be gleaned.) 
The subject is not quite threshed 

(There are faggots and faggots.) What 
looEu alike is not always the same. 

There are more fools among boyers (ban 
among sellers. 

More wish to be loTed by others than 
lo love others themstlves. 

(There's a snake under the slone.) 

There's something brewing. 
There is a cure for everything but death. 
There are always burning winds to pass 

over the snul of man .ind dry it up. 

Prayer is the dew which refreshes il. 

There is something swinish at ihe bot- 
tom of all human hearts. 

There is a woman at the origin of alt 
great events. 

There is a Jiind of resignation resem- 
bling indinetence as death resembles 

There was once a philosophical hedge- 
hog, covered with spines like the rest 
of his species. Oiie day this deep 
thinker said lo himself, "What is 
the good of all this collection of un- 
productive bayonets, which bristle on 
my back at every alarm ? This war- 
like preparation must be annoying to 
my neighbours. I will get rid of 
them." And he did so, the idiot! 
For a weasel came along, and find- 
ing him defenceless, gobbled him up 

like an egg. 
acied u NnpaKtu 

n Landoi 





n ]> va de la eorde. 

n y Ta de la vie. 

Impossible ! Ne me dilM jamais 

de mot ! — Mirabtau. 
Ingres a dit, " Le dessin est la pro- 

bite de la peintnre." H eut pu aiou- 

ter que la couleiiT en est reiroobliSK- 

meat.— Alfred Stevtnt. 

That is a hanging matter. 

Life n at stake. 

Impossible! Never use such an absurd 
word as that to me.* 

Ingret has said : " Drawing u the probity 
of painting." He might have added 
that colonr is its crowning virtue. 

Coolness; uncoocero. 

J'accepte mais A charge de revanche. 

J'ai abaitu tout I'ouvrage. 

J'ai c*dc i mon corps defendant. 

Kdes chants pour loutes ses gloires, 
larmes pour tous ses malheuts. 

— Dehniigne. 
J'ai dtl faire le pied de gnie toutc la 

J'ai eu mal au coeur pendant la travente. 
J'ai eu loujouis poor priocipc de ne faire 

jamais par antnii, ce que je pouvais 

faire par moi-mime. — Monttsquieu. 
pai taiUi attendre.— iovij XIV. 
J'ai fait dii mfcontents et un ingiat. 

—Louis XIV. 
J'ai maille A partir ai'cc vous. 
J'aime mieui un raiiju pour moi que 

deui ngues pour toi. 
J'aime mienx un vice commode 
Q'nne fatigante yvtyM.—Mol&n. 
J'ai passt une nuit blanche. 
Me dit: " DepuB trente ana madoc- 

Je suis ce que je fus, j'aime ce que 

L'liomme absurde est celui qni ne 

change jamais. — BarlhBemy. 
J'ai saulj I'escalier quatre il quatre. 

I will accept on condition that I pay 

you back at another time. 
A revolt of the French peasants in 1358. 
I despatched all the work. 
(I have good reason.) Motto of the 

Marquis of Bath. 
I gave way against my will. 
I have songs for all her (France) glories, 

and tears for all her griefs. 

I had t< 

rait about all day. 

I was sirk when crossing. 

I made it a rule of life never to do by 
the aid of others what I could do by 

I was almost kept wuting.t 

I have made ten men discontented and 
an^ migrateful.J 

I have a bone to pick with you. 

One of my grapes is sweeter than any 
two of your figs. 

I prefer a comfortable vice to a virtue 
that bores. 

I passed a sleepless night, 

I pity tbe man who, proud of his 
system, says, "My ideas have not 
chanced for thirtv years ; I am wliat 
I was; I love wfiat I loved." Tbe 
ridiculous man is be who never 

i bolted upstairs. 

I have always observed that success in 

the world is won by the wise man 

who looks like a fool. 

* The ollennce of Ibli ■ 

t of hii coDrllcTt m 


Jamais bon chien n'aboie i faui. 

Jamais grand nM n'a gH6 joli visnce- 
Jamais hontcui n'eul belle amie. 
JumuE les mots ne manqucnl am idfes ; 
ce sonl les idfts qai manquenl dux 
mots. D^g que I'idfe en est venue i 
SOD dernier degtf de perfection, le 
mot CclAl, se nrtsentc el la revet. 

Jamai-'i Ics peine* de la vie 

Ne mc coflleront de soupirs ; 

Avec i'nmour je les change en plaisiis ; 
Avec Ic vin je les oublie. — Sedaine, 

Jamais I'esprit aimnble ct ratite qui 
s'int^essc ft tonte chose, qui e«t 
curieui de toute dCconveite, qui n du 
gofli gxiur lout ce qui est iDtcllectuet, 
n'aura le tempi d'aeqnerii nne snpfti- 
orilS qiielconqtie dans un an ou duns 
une science ddermin*. — G. Lachaad. 
amais I'innocence et le mjrldre n'hahi- 
Ifrent lo ngt em p^ ensemble. 

,amai!onfit bnn poiage avec de I'eau 

J'appelle un chat un chat, el Rolet un 

ftipon. — Boileau. 
Jardin des plantes. 

is dij mourir a Waterloo. 

—Nupoleon I. 
i cm plus difficile de mourir. 

—Louis XIV. 

—La Fontaine. 
e cherche un passage queje ne saura > 

vet . — Bassontfiierre. 
[c cogoois loul, fors que moy-mSme. 

— fillBn. 
s i. rauloritfi comme moyen, i la 
tibenf comme moyen. i la charity 
me but. — OvtHam. 
is encore les citations chose utile, 
chose ing6nieuse, chose cxcellente 
lomqu'on n'en abuse pas, 
les lait a propos.— /oi/ro ' 


I lived.' 

A good dog never barks wiihoul cause. 

Never behind. 

A big nose nerer .spoiled a pretty face. 

Faint heart never won fair lady. 

Words are oever lacking lo ideas, but 
ideasate waalinglo words. As soon 
as an idea is pCTfeclly ripe, the proper 
word buds lortli, blooms and clothes 
the idea id the most fitting form of 

Though griefs (ill my life with alloy, 
Thev cost me nor sigh nor regret, 
Forlove chatiges all into joy. 
And wine shows me how lo forget. 
Never will the mind that takes a wide 
and kindly interest in evetythiiig. and 
is curious nbonl all dLscovenes. uid has 
also atastefor all that is intelleciual. 
find time lo acquire superiority in 

and mystery long 

make good broth wilh 
1. and Rolet a scoun- 

You can neve: 

nothing but 
I call a cat a cat. 

A bolanical garden. 
I ought to hare died al Waterloo.; 

1 had thought it more difficult to die. 

John departed as he came.^ 

I am looking for a passage which I can- 

I understand everything— except my- 

1 believe in authority as a means, and 
in freedom as a means, bul in charity 
as the end and goal of our aims. 

Quotations ate useful, ingenious, and 
excellent, when not overdone, and 
aplly applied. 

by Sieyts la 

Je hais les h<Hnmt s, 
Les uns, paice qu'ils soDl m&hants et 

£t les autm pour itrt aux mfcbants 

complaLuots — Meliirt. 
Je r>ccompagnerai malgr^ lui. 

Je I'ai pria ^condition. 

Jel'ai vu, dis-je, vu, des mes propres 

Ce qu'on appelle vn. — MoUire. 

Je Unguis tiuii el jour, et mon mal est 

Depuis qu'i vos rigueurs tos beaux yeux 

m'ont soumU, 
Si vous trailez aiosi, belle Iris, qtu vous 


Je le renvoie toiyours affligii, et jamais 

d&esp6rC. — Madamt dt Maintet%im 
Je lui doiuieiaiii des points. 
Je lui ea veux pour sa Digligeuce. 
Je maintiendiai. 

Jemarcbe, suivez-moi. 

J'embrasK mon rival, maiii c'est pour 

1' etouffET. — Racine. 
Je me mellrais au feu pour lui. 

Je m'en lave leii mains, 
Je m'en vay chercher u 

giaud Peut- 

Je mdprise ces insectcs el ces foUicu- 
lairei, ne motdant que pour vivre. 

— VoUairt. 
Jc mett^ai^i plulfil loute I'Europe 
d'accordque deux Temmes. 

—Lauk XIV. 
J'en ai bienvu d'aulre-. 
Je n'aime ni n'esUine la iristesse, quoi- 

3ue lemondeailenlreprisderbonorer 
e Taveur paiticuli^re. lis en habilieni 
la sages!>c, la verlu, la conscience. 
Sol el vilaio omement. — Montaigne. 

• The won]> of Orgon in Tariafft, when he i 
Tartuffe li an impoilof . Tiirj an oft« ouoM 
daiin^d Id eipn» u ibkolute coaticliaii thai i 

t Ths mMaod iriltnbr Madame da Matnten 
Louii XIV. 

t Tbs worit of Louii NapoleoD lo hi* fbUoin 

I Rabalaii it (aid to havB Bad* Uii* ramack 1 

they permit the wicked to do the 

I will go with him in spile of his un- 


1 had it on approval. 

I have seen it, I tell you, seen ii with my 
own eyes, seen it, which is what people 
call seeing a thing.* 

Night and day I languish, and deep is 
my sorrow since your bright eyes 
brought grief to me. Fair Iris, if thus 
you treat one who loves you, bow 
would you act towards your foes ? 

Thai's just like him ! 

I always send him away despondent, 

but never in despair, t 
I am more than a match lor him. 
I owe him one for his neglect . 
(I will maintain.) Motto of the Royal 

family of Holland. 
I lead on, follow me ! X 
I embrace my rival, but I do so to 

choke faim. 
I would go ibrough tire and water for 

I wash my bands of the matter. 

I am going to seek a great Perhaps, j 

could sooner reconcile all Europe than 
two women. 

. have gone through worse than that. 

I oeitber hke nor value gloominess, 
albeit tbe world honours it M-ilh spe- 
cial favour. Men dot he wisdom, 
virtue, and the moral sense in tbin 
dress of gloom, but it is a ridiculous 
and hideous garb. 

of « 

nt bu reaJlr happoocd. 

«/ ^itai al Dccambai nd, 

' DC dietche qii'iiiij[. 

; ne iiois qu'a moi seul toule u 
Qonimfe. - CmtieiUt. 
■ n'en lois pat U udceasile. 
: ne pcux pas eo rcvcnir. 

; ne sms qu an printempb. jc vcux volt 

la nioisson. — Andre CkMier. 

• n'clais pas bieii dana moii aa&ii^tle, 

: ne veax pas qu'it en soil quitle i. si 

bon comple. 

; ne vis plus; j'assisie i la vie. 

: n'oublietai jamais. 

en suia rSchf, mais moo si^ge est fait. 

[>ense, <lonc 
peux parler i 
prends mon bien oil 

raftcillie public: 


— Moliin. 

'<• '""g^y Bril 

1 need not show you the way, yuu know 
how the land lies. 

1 have not a penny to my name. 

I could have sworn to it. 

I wai quite cleared out , 

{I seek but one.) God only do I seek. 
Motto of the Marquis or North- 

I owe my renowa to myself alone 

I do uot perceive the nccessiiy.t 

I can't get over my surprise. 

I cannot be ia two places at one time. 

(I ktlow nut what.) Any subtle quality 
that, though palpable to the senses, 
it is impossible to deline. 

I am only in the Eprini;time now, and I 
wish to behold ihe harvest. 

1 did not feel quiicat ca^e. 

He shan't get alf so easily as that. 

I no longer live. 1 am merely a spec- 
tator of life-t 

(I will never forget.) Motto of the 
Marquis of Bristol. 

I am sorry, but my siege is ttnisbed.^ 

So much the worse for the texts. || 

(I think.) Motto of Earl of Wemyss. 
I think, therefore I exist. 
I can speak from experience of it. 
I take my i;oods where I fmd them.^ 

of hi> jlidil^u'ithU'crr^. 

( Tbs reply tn aiie whg oS^ired U 
Kfaodei. when Vectot taad alnuLd^ pu 

n When ho wai told that the Fori 
queitioQ. and thai the leiU werg □□ Ih 

V The rcplyofMoliircto [hole who 
Molitrc'i words won J, rtfnmb, me 
Cl^ano Aa KrrEFrac appcaii lo have 
La Faurbtriii dt Scafm. 

supply him with fresh ficU COI 
1i<he<] h>> hook on the subject. 

Royal theologiani differed fioi 
:ir side, Rarec-Collard replied, ' 

estcd lo Molitte tl 

"f 5'* faS 


Je pr£vaia <lu inalbeur pour beaucoup 
de nuuis. — Coriuiilt. 

Je puu fairs de» nobln quand je veui, 
et mJme de tria grands seigneurii ; 
Dteu seul peut faire un homme comme 
celui que nous alloos perdre. 

— Francis I. 

je sais 1 mon pot comraent les Mitres 

Jesautai en lirer parti. 

Je suis bete et tu lue autre btte, 

Marie-toi avec moi, Antoinette. 

Je suis coavaiucu que les plus grands 
r£valutionnairrs, dans rordre des 
idjes, ceui qui ont te plus £pouvant£ 
les hommes, ceui qui ont fait ti!pandre 
le p!us de sang et de larmes, ont Hi 
des enfants aui premieres questions 
desquels on n'a pas r^pondu ce qu'U 
fallalt rjpondre. — Alex. Dumas, jUi. 

Je suiii dam les petits papiers. 

Je suis roi, c'eat mon metier. 

Jeter des pierres dans le jardin de quel- 

Jeter le froc aux orties. 

Jeler le manche aptis la cognfe. 

Jeter son argent par les fenfires. 

Jen de basard. 

Jeu de mots. 

Jeu d'esprit. 

Jeu de thUtre. 

Jeune on conserve pour la vieillesse ; 
vieui on tpirgne pour la niort. 

— La Bniyire. 

jeune, on est riche de tout I'avenir 
qu'on rSi'e: vieui, on est pauvre de 
tout le passi qu'on regrctle. 


Jeunesse dor£e. 

I Turesee troubles ahead for many mar- 

lounmake nobles and great lords when 
I plea<>e ; but God alone can make 
such a nun as this whom we are about 

1 can judge by my own pot how the 
others boil. 

I shall be able to turn it to account. 

I'm a fool and you're another, so let us 
marry, Antoinette. 

I am convinced that the greatest revolu- 
tionists as far as ideas are concerned, 
who most have tetritied mankind and 
caused most tears and bloodshed, 
were, when chIldren,those whose ^i 
tions were not properly ai 


I am in his good books. 

I am a bird, behold my wings. I am 

.1 mouse, hurrah lor rals.t 
I am a king, that is my trade.J 
A fountain , a watet-spout. 
(Xo throw stones into another's garden.) 

To throw aff the cow). 

To throw the helve after the hatchet. 

(To pitch one's money out of the wiu< 

dow.) To be extravagant. 
Game of chance. 
A play upon words. 

Stage -trick, or attitude. 
A youncman saves up for his old age, 
whcD he is old he boards up for death. 

Youth is made rich by its dreams of the 
future ; age is made poor by its regrets 
for the past. 

The gilded youth. i 

bo leemfd to Ihiok that the Kin^ 
tvc been cvX upqd thij authanticilj 
t TheM Unci, from HiffereDl parU 
re comoionly ippliod la people of 

eak«li, though one batoi rati, am 

X Auyiof iiUributed to Victor I 

vk atthediuth-bed ofLeoaardc 

o much hoi 
>CLa Foi 

ihu whole incident miv bo apocrrphiJ. 

ViCii of Bray, who cu idipt their 
lafu lo live amicibly with tbi two 
by Iho aid of his fonD. half bird, half 

« Tuuif Dua of wealth irija w< 

IS jeu de viMns. 
Jc vai-s lui dire son fail. 
Je vai^i lui (aire une farce. 
]e Viis lejoiadre voire pere. 

Je veux de bonne guerre. 

Je veux ijut le dimanclie chaque paysjin 

ail sa (ioule au pot. 
Je vieodrai maisconlre cceui. 
Je lis d'espoir. 
Jevaudrais bica voir la i^mace qu'U fait 

i celte beure sor I'£(£afaud. 

-Lauii xm. 

Je voiu lime ; j'eloiiere, 
Je t'aime, je suis fou, je n'en peux 

plus, c'est ttop ; 
ToD nom est danii mon cceur comme 

dans UQ grelot, 
Et comme tout le temps, Roiane, je 

Tout Ic lemps le gielul s'agile, et le 

De loi, je me souvtens de tout, j'al 
tout aime. — Edm. Rosland. 

Hone play is the rougb's play. 

I shall give him a piece uf my mind, 

I am goinc to play him a Iriclc. 

1 am E^ing 'o be re-uniled lo your 

play.) Molio of Lord 

(I ' 

i wish cTciy peasant lo have a 

in !us pol OQ a Sunday.t 
1 will come, but agaiosl my wish. 

1 love thee, I love Ibee! My passion 
stifles, maddens, ovcrwliehns me. 
Thy name is like a bell thai tings in 
my heart, and as I am always 
trembling in the fever of my love lor 
ihee, Koiane, my heart is always 
rineing with Ihc sound of thy name. 
Id all things I remember thee, since 
thou iirl the [losscshor of all my loi-e.J 

Je vous dcraande bien pardon. H n'y 

a pas de quoi, 
Je vous dSplairai souvenl, mais je ne 

vous Itompetai jamais,— OumuH/vw. 
Jevous donne carte blanche. 

I really beg yout pardon. Don't men- 

I shall often displease your Majesty, 
but I shall never deceive you. 

I give you full power lo do as you 

1 give you three guesscs lo find it out. 

I'll pay you as you go on. 

I am much obliged lo you for telliny 

Je vous le dornie ea Iroiii. 

Je vous paierai au fur et i. mesure dc 

voire Duvrage. 
Je vous sais gti de me I'avoir dit. 

Toie et courage 
Font beau visage. 

Jour de Icte. 
Journal des debats. 

Joy and courage make a handsome lace. 

Pretty, alitaclive. 

To risk one's life. 

A ffileday. 

The journal of the (Parliamentary) 


Cyrano, contriou. c 
of bii Hval Cbnitii 
immortjli'y hjF the . 
diablt allail-il/ii 
borrovod for tlio mf> 

undentoDi] that empty ilomubt breed revolutioiii. 
Rbrn he beard Ibal M. U Grand vai being eiecuted. 
< Cyrano de Berime totm% put at tbe tcenv where 

ejt Cyrano Je Berawae, pMt 
..ingle pbrau. Inlii. pUyZ. 

■ Kone in the PfKi-irriri di Siafu'~ 

Ad iwubbuckler. bai 


Juste- miiien. 

J^ perdais man iBtin. 

J'y suis. j'y rate. 

J'y suis pour mon collt. 

UUERE 157 

(The exact middle.) The golden mean! 

(be middle course is the safest. 
I could make Deither head nor tafl of it. 
Here 1 am, here I stay.* 
I paid dearly for it. 

LA bataille se tit en rase campagne. 

L'abattu veut toujours lutter. 

La beauts est une £lo<|uence muette. 
La beanlt sans grdce est un hamefon 

uns appit. — Ninon dt LencUa. 
La beautf sans vertu est une fleur sans 

La belle cage ne nooiiil pas I'oiseau. 

I^ belle plume fait le bel oiseau. 

La blessure est pour vous, la douleur 

est pour waK.—CharUi IX. 
La bonne fortune, et la mauvaise, sont 

nfcessaires i I'homme pour le rendre 

La bontt, c'est le fond des natures 

D'une seole vettn Dieu fait le conu det 

Comme d'un seul saphir la coupole da 

del. — V. Huge. 
La bonche obfit mal, lotsque le cceur 

The battle was fought in the open 

It is the beaten man who clamours for 

more fighting. 
Beauty U eloquent even when silent. 
Without grace beanty is ao unbailed 

Beauty without virtue is a flower with- 

Gold on (he cage won't feed tlie bird. 

Fine feathers make line birds. 

The wound b yours, bnt the pain is 

Good and bad fortune ai 

ins hi plaiiM. 

La bretns \ 

L' absence 
Est un pritexte A I'iDconstance 
PlntOt qu'un remade i 1' amour. 

La cage ct Ic mariage 
Ne font sentir lea maux que quand on 

est AtA3xa.—MlU. dt Scudiri. 
La caque sent toujours le hareng. 
La carriire des armes. 
La carriire ouverte aui talents. 

—NapoUon I. 

lecessaiv to 
op his char- 

X man in order to develop 

Kindness is the basis of noble natures ; 
of this single virtue God makes the 
just man'sheart, as with one hollowed 
sapphire He made the heavenly dome. 

The lips are slow to obey the brain when 

the heart is mutinous. 
The sheep on the mountain is higher 

tlian the bull on the plain. 
Absence Is an excuse (m inconstancy 

rather than a cure for lore. 

Outside mairiage and prison none kncnr 
(he miseries felt within them. 

The cask always smells of the herring. 
The career of arms. 

(The career open to talent.) The prizes 
to thosewho can win them; the spoils 

g ibudoa ths MilakofF Tower 

• The rvIt of Uutbil UacUahoD la thoM who 
after ■■ bad been captuied br the Ficncta tioopi. 

t Chul« IX., Khr of France, li uid to havii ipokeo tbiu wtacB he vulted Admlnl ds 
CollcBT, »hohadbe««DiiDdedlirthehindauB»in of ll» Gdiki- Two difi ' 
Auut 14th, 1J71. the manacre of the HsfnenDn look place, and Collca* himul 
How far Chulei IX. nai an actin IniUfator of the crime of St. Bartholonm 
disrated point. 



L'accomplissemeat du devoir est le 
veriiable bat de la vie et le veritable 

La charte sera dfsoimais une v£rit£. 



La ciaqui^me roue au chariot ne lait 

13 la boue ! — Alb. Reiritli. 
La dcmcnce des princes n'est s( 

e politique pout g^piw- 
1 lies peaplcs.— ia Roth 

s peaplcs.— ia Roektfot 

La clfmcuce est la plus belie matque. 
Qui ^sse i I'nniveis connattte 
monarque.— CameiiU. 

idole d'argile. — P. Limayrac. 
La colore sulfit, et vaut un Apolloi 

: foumit une pteuve de 
1 'immortality de notre dme. Chaquc 
homme a au milieu de cceur un tribu- 
nal oil il comrQcnce par se jugcr soi- 
m*me, en attendant que I'Aibitre 
joiiverain confirme la sentence. 

— Chattaubri^td, 
La consid^'ation pour lea femmes est la 
tsesure des progris d'une nation dans 
b vie sodale.^t?r(Jfi)i'«. 

St la chimiredel'amour. 


I'esprit.— Chamfori. 
La coquelterie est le d£<iir de plaire sans 

le besoin d'aimer. — Rochepidrt. 
La coquetterie est un mensonge con- 
tinue! qui rend une femme aiis^i 
mfprisable et plus dangereuse qu'une 

'' nent jamais. 

—/■A. de Varennes. 

Henceforth the cbarler will be a reality.* 

Cowardice ; laxity. 

(A tiflb wheel in the waggon hinders 
rather than helps.) Too much a( 
anything is good for nothing. 

Civilisation is Pandotathe aptly-named, 
brilliant and smiling, turning all heads 
and intoiicating all hearts; but what 
afflicting woes ^e brings along with 
her — this delightful statue modelled 
out ofmnd! 

The clemency ofprincesisorteniiolhing 
bat a politic measure to gain the 
aScclioD of their subjects. 

A loving woman's heart is a eo 
Rhrine where often a cl.iy Jdofis 

(Anger suffices, and is worth an Apollo.) 
Indignation makes ei'en the ^^lupid 
man eloquent.t 

Conscience gives a proof of the soul's 
immortality. In every man's heart i% 
a court where he judges himsclfbefore 
the Sovereign Arbitrator confirms the 

Constancy is a fiction of love. 
Conviction is the mind's 

Coquetry is the wish (o please in one 
who feels no need of love. 

Coquetry is a continuous lie, making a 
womLin IS contemptible and danger- 
ous as an Aspasia who never deceives. 

' The dKUmioB of Loidt-Phili 
FithedeltininemenlofCbi ' ' 
■fnfillofihBBonibon r*(rii 
' A par^pbnie of Juvenal-: 

?hilinpe to Ih 
l« X., -nbBV 


La cour en consdllets foisoDne : 

Est-il besoin d'exicuier ? 

L'onne rencontre plus peisonne. 

— LaFonUtint. 

La critique est aiste et I'art est difficile. 
— Distmichts. 

La cmiositf a perdu plua de jeunes filles 
que I'araour. — Mmt. de Pitttieux, 

La dfcouverte d'un mels nouveau fait 
plus pour le banheur du genre hamaiD 
que la djcouverte d'une Jtoile, 

— Bnllal-Savarin, 

La dtmonatie institute cxcitait nos 
ambitions sans les satisfaire ; la philo- 
Mmhie proclamfe allumait nos cuii- 

oMti sans les 

-H. Taine. 

La destinie des nations depend de la 
■nani^ dont elles se nounissent. 

— Bridat-Savartn. 

La dignity de la remme est d'Stre 
igninte, sa gloire est dans Vestime de 
■OD man, sea plaisirs soot dans le bon- 
heur de sa famille.— 7- y. Sauiteau. 

La docleastiqui<£ lut toujour vCnfiable, 

Je ne la trouve pas cependant adorable. 

La douceur de la gloire est si fjaoit, 
qu'oD I'attacbe, 
1 aime. — Poical. 
La douleur est nn slide, et la mort ud 

moment.— 6V«K(. 
La douleur qui se tait n'en est que plus 

Taneste. — Racint. 
L'admse surmonte la force. 
La droitare est une puretf de motif et 

d'intention qui donne la forme et la 

perfection i la vertu, et qui attache 

rSmc aa bien poor le bicn mSme. 

L'advenitf lail Thomme, et le bonheur 

In moDstres. 
La faiblesse est le seul dtCaat qu'on ae 

saurail corriger. — La Rfche/oveauld. 
La faim chassc le lonp du bois. 
X.a faim f pousc la soif. 

La taniaisie d« difiamalion divore la 
esprits provinciaux. — C. Sand. 

La farine du diable s'en va moitiC en son. 

La faute en est aui dieux, qui la firent 
Ei hitt.—Gressft. 

tai% Jc'taUaiue'who nade bet lo'lalr.'' 

Criticism is easy and art is difficult. 

Curiosity has destroyed more women 

than love. 
The discoveryof anewdishconfenmore 

happiness on the human race than the 

discovery of a star. 

The introdoctioii of democratic ideals 
excited our ambitions without satis* 
fying them ; the declaration of the 
principles of philosophy inflamed our 
curiosity without appeasing it. 

The future of nations depends on bow 
they are fed. 

Woman's digniw consists in her being 
ignored, her glory in being esteemed 
by her husband, her pleasures in the 
happiness of her tamily. 

I have always respected the learning of 
antiquity, but I am not oneofitswor* 

So great is the sweetness of |>lory that 
it is adored no matter what it entails, 
even though it involves death itself. 

Pain is a century, Death but a moment. 

Silent St 

K is only the m 

« filial. 

Skill is better than strength. 

Uprightness is a purity of motive and 
intention which gives to virtue beauty 
and perfection, and mokes the soul 
ding lo goodness for the sake of good- 
ness itself. 

Hunger breaks through stone walls. 
(It is banger marrying thirst.) A pcniu> 

less man marrying a dowertess maid. 
Cooniry-hred wits are consumed by a 

passion for scandal. 
The devil's com runt half to chalT. 
The fadtis the gods', who made her so 

I at aux dittix.tuila firwn/ li ittlr. "T*» 




La fante est grande comme edui qui la 

The biglier the man, Ihe baser his crime. 

La frmme i h maison el la jambe 

(A wife and a broken leg are best kept 

at home.) 
The wife that expects to have a good 


Is alvraV at home, as if she were lame. 

La fcmmc ambitionne pour unique 
K^nif. de se savoir dtMtvac k 
I'homme amoureux, ou niccssairc i 
rinquiet, au 6uble el i I'ennuyi. 

La fcranie a un soiirire pour loutes Iw 

joies, une larme pour toutcs Ics dou- 

leurs, une consolation pour toutes 3ea 

misires, une eicusc pour loutes let 

p faules, une priire pour loutes les 

toutes les eapfrancei—Sainle-fbix. 

Woman longs for the single gift ofbeing 

or necessary to the aniious, the weak 
and the wearied. 

Woman has a smile for everrjoy, a tear 
for everj- grief, consolation for all 
misery, erases for all faults, a prayer 

for all hopL-s. M 

La fcmmc, c'est le arur de rhomme. 

Woman is the very heart of man. 

La femme, ehez les sauvagcs, rat une 
bete de somme; en Orient, un 

meuble : en Europe, un entatit gH(. 

Among savages woman is a beast of 
burden ; among Orientals, a piece of 
furniture ; among EiiropcaHEi, a spoilt 

La femme est un diable trte-perfec- 

l\onDi.-y. ffugo. 
La femme est une criature transitoire 

cnlre I'homme el I'ange. — Baltac. 
La femme eicuse jusqu'aux mauvaises 

actions que 5a beaulf fait commcttrc. 


La femme ne peul £tre gavante impunj- 

ment qu'S la charge de cacher ce 

1 autre sexe n'en met ), le montrer. 

~y. de Maiitre. 

La femme ne peul Sire supirieute que 

comraefcmme; mais dis qu'elle vent 

Amulet I'homme, cen'estqu'un singe. 


Xs, fenStre donne sur la cour inlfrieure. 

Woman is a highly -perfected demon. 

Woman is the connecting link between 
man and the angels. 

Women are ready to find excuse for 
those misdeeds which their own 
beauty has provoked. 

Woman may not be learned irilh inipu- 
nily, unless she conceals hei know- 
ledge with as much care as the other 
sex lakes to display ils own. 

Woman can: 
woman ; I 
emulate ir 

1 be superior eicepi as 
I, she becomes merely a 

La feuille tombe l lerre, ain; 

L'affaire se traila de gr6 S gri 
La fin couronne I'ceuvrc. 
La Hatlerie est une fausse m 
n'a cours que par noire var 
—La Rock 
La fleur dcs pois. 

La fleut des troupes. 

tombe la 

The window looks on to ihc inm 

As the leaf lalls to the ground, .' 

beauty fades away. 
They settled the matter by Ihemsehe 
All's well (hat ends well. 
Flattery is a false coinage, which oi 

vanity puts into circulalion. 

The very pink of fashion ; a bcai 

first water. 
Choice Iroops ; picked soldiers. 


fKiKcal LA Gt 

La fortune est toujonis pour les grands 

bataiUo Ds. — Madamt dt Srvig ni . 
La fortune la plus amie vous donne le 

La fortune ne paralt jamais si aveugle 

qu'iceiu Iquiellene fait pas debien. 

La Rochefoucauld. 

La foKone ne peut nous Gter que ce 
qu'elle nous a donnf. 

La fortune pcut sc jouer de la sagcsse 
des gens vcitueui, mais U ne lui 
appartient pas de (aire flfeiur leur 
courage. — Vattvau^guei. 

La fourbe n'est le jeu que des petites 

El c'est la proprement le partage des 

femmes. — ComeiUe. 
La France est une noDarchie absolue 

lemp^^ par des chaniioiis. 
La France est uo «o1dat. 

— Chalfaubriartd. 

La France jamais ne p^l tout entiire. 

— Casitnir Ddanigtu. 

La France morcbe k la tf te de la dvili- 

La galanterie de I'esprit est de dire des 

choses flatteuses d'une maniire agrj- 

able. — La Rochtfoucauld. 
La Garde meurt et ne se rend pas. 
L'lged'or ftaitl'Sge oil Tornertgnait 

pus. — L. dt Marnaia. 
La g6i£rosite n'est que la pitii des 

jmes nobles. — Ckamfort. 
La gloire est le but oil i'aspire ; 
On n'r va point par le bonheur. 
L'alcyon, quand rOcfan gronde, 
Craint que les vents ne troublenl I'onde 
Oil se berce son doux sonunei]. 
Mais pour I'aiglon, fils des orages, 
Ce n'esl qu'i travers les nuages 
Qu'il preud son vol vera le soleil ! 

V. Hugo. 
La gloire et la prfsoniption n'altirent 

que la baine et I' indignation. 

— Dcttouches. 

Fortune is always on the side of the big 

The tnggest piece of luclc is oft a stum- 

Fortune never appears so blind as to 
those to whom she has granted no 

Fortune can only deprive ns of what 
she has given as. 

Fortune ma]i sport with the wisdom of 
virtuous men, but it is not in ha 
power to bend their courage. 

Deceit is the game that only small 
minds play at, and it is thus property 
the quality innate in women. 

France is an absolute monarchy tem- 
pered by songs, t 

(France is a soldier.) The fate of 
Fiance depends upon its army. 

Fiance is never utterly ruined. 

France advances at the head of civiliza- 

Ttae gallantry of (the man oH wit is the 
ability to say Hattering thmgs in an 
agreeable manner. 

The Guardsdie, but do not surrender.! 

The golden age was the period when 
gold had no power. 

Generodty is but the pily that is felt by 
noble minds. 

The road to gloiy is not through happi- 
ness. The halcyon, when the ocean 
thundera, feara the winds will vex the 
waves that rock it in sod slumber; 
but the eagle, son of the tempest, 
rushes through the clouds as it soars 
upwards towardi the sun. 

* Thiiuyini: ia lonstinei wronglf allributed la Nappleon, bal, in point of ict, fag dsaied 
Ibe truth of it. tayinE tlial " Fonnneitu as the lide oftlie lait rsHm." 

t The author of thu u^ng ii not known. It hu been the model for manjr limilu urinn, 
f-^.,'*'Ibe Indian GovnmDunt !■ a dAipotum of daapatch-boiei, te mjwr ad 07 the Ion of ua 

I Tradition sari IliLi mainificait r^tj «u made br CamtnonnB, tbe commandar of the Old 
Gnaid at Waterloo, wben oiled upon to (nmniJeT. Tho wotdh bowem, are laid to b* 
apocTTpbal, for Cmbronaa tued to oloth wbtd adud if be had oied Umb. 

I„i gloirc n'esl jamais oa la «rlu 
pm.^Le FroHC dt Pompignan. 

La K'oire ne va, en nos lemps 
pliques, oil les connaiasnnces nun 
se morcelleat paicc qu'ellcs sonl 
dues, la gloire nc va qu'aux bommes 
spfeiaux.— G. Lachaud. 

La gloirc K'atbile par les travaux ac- 
complis, lea pirila aflronlfe, Eurtout 
les iniquilfa mbies. — Ph. Ckastts, 

La gourmandise a tu* plus de gens que 

La gr^imTnaire, qui sail rfigenler jus- 
qu'aux tois, 

Ta teh fait, la main haalc, ob£ir a ses 

La grande affaire, el laseulecliosc, c'cst 
(Je vine heurem. — I'ollairt. 

L3 p-ande aurAile ne rayonnc que sur le 
Tront des morts. — Ph. Ckatus. 

La grand e penste. 

La firande sagesse de I'homme eonsiste 
k connaltre ses folies. 

1^ K'^"''^'"' ^ besoin d'etre quittfc 
pour ft re s^MXe.— Pascal. 

La grandeur de Thomme est grande en 
cequ'il sc Connait miserable, Un 
arbre ne se connait pas miserable. 


La gravity est un myslitre du corps, in- 
vents pour cacher les dtfauls de I'es- 
pril.— ia Rochefoucauld. 

La Grtcc, si fiSconde en fameux person- 
Que 1'on vante (ant parmi nous, 

Neput jamais Irouvercheielle que sept 

Jugez du nombre de ses fou>i ! 

— Gricourl. 
La guerre fait les lairons, et la paix les 

amine au gibet. 
L'aigle d'une tiiajson n'est qu'un sot 

dans une autre. — Gretsel. 
L'aigle ne chasse point aux mouches. 
L'aimable sjicle oit I'homme dit 3 

" Soyons frSres, ou je t'assonimc ! " 

Tbere is no gloiy where there ii 

In our cotnplex times, when human 
knowledge splits up because it is 
made to extend too far, great reputa- 
tions come only to speciilists. 

dingers dared, and, above all, by 
sufferings undergone. 
Glnttony has killed more than (he 

The great and only serious business of 

life is to live happily. 
The aureole of Glory shines only itnuid 

(he liead of the dead. 
(The great nation.) France." 
The splendid idea.t 
The great wisdom of man coniials in 

knowing his follies. 
One must stand away from greatness in 

order to appreciate it. 
The greatness of man conbists in the 

fact (hat he knows he is nii-erable. 

A tree, on the other hand, knows not 

Solemnity isa mystery of the bodv, in. 
vented (o hide the defec(s of the 

The Greeks, so rich in famous names. 
Whose deeds we gloiify to-day. 
Could ne'er fmd bu[ Seven Wise Men, 
Lord, what a crowd of fools bad (hey ! 

War makes (bieves, and peace brings 

(hem to the gallon's. 
The eagle in one house is a goose else- 

Tbe eagle does not hunt flies. 

Those glorious days when man said (o 

"Be my brother, or I will slay thee." J 

+ The idea ol 

t was conslanllv <>.. the lipi of N'ap^ 
t>lliTor»1 domination, Whicb •» 

t in (be niind of Frer 
IbB norini i^U of the Great Revoli 


Lausei dire 1m sots : le savdr a son 

ptix.— La Fanlaine. 

Laissct-nou5 faire. 

La jalousie, c'est I'art de se faire encore 
plus de mal i soi qu'aux autres. 

— A, Dumas, ^Is. 
Laissons fiire le temps. L'enrant est 
de I'opinionde sa iure,rhoiiunesera 
de I'opinioii de soil p^. 

— Getural Hugo. 
La jaloiuie est la sceur de ramour : 
Comme le diable est le friie des aoRes. 
La jennesse levieut de loin. 

La jeunesse vit d'espirance, la vieillesse 

La joie de (aire da bien est tout autre- 
ment douce et toachante que la joie 
de le recevoir. C'est un plaisir qui 
ne s'use point ; pics on le gotlte, plus 
on se rend digne de le goflter. 

— MasiUion. 

La joumfe sera dure, mais elle se ^»i- 

La llcheti des honnites gens fait le 

triompbe des coquins. — Voltaire. 
La lame use le fonireau. 
La langue lui a fourchf. 
La langue va oil la dent fail mal. 

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To leave room for impro v ement. 
To let matters go on as they will. 
Let Tools say what they will: knowledge 

(Let things go their own way.) A 

policy of non-interference. 
Let us alone. 
Jealousy is the art of injuring ourselves 

more than we injure others. 

Let time work it out. The child is of 
its mother's belief 1 the man will be 
of its father's. 

(Youth relun 
Youth Uvea 

The joy of being the doer of a good 
action awakens in us an emotion quite 
diflerent in its sweetness &oro that of 
being the recipient of kindness. It 
is a pleasure which never cloys ; the 
more one indulges in it, the mote 
worthy one is of the delight it affords. 

The day of trial will be severe, bnt it 
will come to an end. 

The triumph of rogues springs from the 
cowardice of the honest. 

The blade wears out the sheath. 

He made a slip of the tongue. 


—la Brufirt. 

La libert£ de la presse est le seul dnrit 
dont tous les autre: dependent. 

—Mmt. dt Stael. 

L'aIl<[!orie habile un palais diaphane. 

— Lemierrt. 

La logique du cceur est absurde. 

— AfademoiielU Ltspinastt. 
La loi dit ce que le roi veut. 
La loi soDvent permet ce que defend 
I'honneDT. — B. J. Samin. 


;oTyd wells in a tran^arent pa 
allegory (to be effective] si 

Argument, when the heart is involved. 

The law says what the king pleases. 
The hiw oHea allows na to do what 
honour forbids. 

ha lune de miel eht courlc ; niais la lune 
d'or »t la ImniJrc qui ne s'f leinl pas. 
Ne filt-ce qu'un jouc, le premier pur 
de mnn maiiage, je veux aimer et 
croire I Sans cela.le marisec at une 
honle el un martyre.— (?. Sand. 

La maison est miserable el mfcliaiile. 

on la poule plua bant que Ic coq chante. 

La maUdiesaDBiiialBdici hypocondrie. 

La manjuise D'aura pas beau temps poor 
son vnyagc. — Lauis XV. 

La mauvaise garde pait souv-ent le kiup, 

L'ambilion prend am pciiis imes plus 
facilemenl qu'ani grandes, comme le 
teu ptend plus ab£ment aux chnu- 
mi^res qu'aux pilais. — Cliamfart. 

L'lme accoulumCe J txxe imvx par de 
grandes passions qui I'agilcnl vive- 
ment, n'cst plus toucb^ de ces im- 
pressions foibles et Ugires qu'elle 
recoil d.ins la rehaile. De-1* \'ieDl 
I'attachement qu'on a \ cette vie, 
qiioique difficile ct tumullueusc. 


La midecinc expeclaote. 

L'Sme ilii po^te, ime d'ombie el 

Est une fleur des nuits qui s'ouitc apris 
El s'epanouit-aui ttoiles! 

L'imc est comme la moetle des jeunes 
arbres; elle veut Sire aoutenue et 
dirig£e dis ([u'ils naissent ; mais nous 
devons, comme fait la nature, attendrc 
un certain dcgr£ de force et de 
maturil* pour en tirer des frails. 

—G. Sand. 

La mdre est ici-bas Ic seul Dieu sans 
athie. — E. Legouvi. 

L'amitie est de tous les attacliements le 
plus digne dc I'liomme, C'esl I'Sme 
de son ami qu'on aime, et pout aimer 
son ami il faul en avoir une.—Buffon. 

L'amitiC viritable est un pacte en verlu 
duquel on doil tenir sans cesse sa for- 
* ;. a la libre dispOM- 

Tile honeymooQ is brief, bul the 

of tlie golden wedding has an undying 
lustre. May we all believe and love 
on one day at least — our wedding- 
day ! Olhcnvise, wedlock would be 
shame and martyrdom. 

That house doth every day more 
wretched grow, 

Where the oca touder than the cock 
doth crow. 

Disease without disease; hypochondria. 

The marchioness will-have bad weathor. 
for her journey.' 

The bad shepherd oflm feeds the wolf. 

Ambition overcomes petty spirits more 
easily than great ones, as fire catches 
a thatched cottage sooner than a stone 

The soul accustomed to strong passions 
is not affected bv the light, feeble 
impressions of solilude. Hence the 
attachment we feel for ao active life, 
however difliciill and liuoultuous il 



A.I the eleventh hour. 

rhe |K)cl's soul is the soul of darkness 
and of love; it is a dower which un- 
folds its petals when tlie day has lied, 
and bares its beauties to the stats. 

The soul is as the pith of young trees : 
it may be upheld and directed from 
birth ; but man, ns nature does, should 
await the proper degree of strength 
and maturity to gather the fruit. 

The mother is the only god on earth for 
whom there are no atheists. 

Friendship is the most worthj- of human 
lies. A man loves his friend's soul, 
and to do that he must have a soul 

True friendship is a compact founded 
OD \irtuc ; and il requites that one 
must always hold one's fortune, and 

rk wbeti the Eimecal proceuioa of Uadame 


» mode esl un lyran dont rien ne nous 

: jiimais le premier i la 

Ni le dernier i la fiarder. — PaviUon. 
La modestie est au mirile ce aue les 

ombres aux figures dans mt tableau ; 

ellc lui donne de la fcrce el du relief. 

—La Bruyire. 

La m<Hd£ des humains rit aux d£pcns 

de t'aulre. — Dtstoachtt. 
La monnaie de M. Tuienne. 
La montagne esl pusfe, nous irons 

mieoi. — Fndtrick the Great. 
La moquerie n'est souvent que la pauv- 

ret( de I'esprit. — La Bmyire. 
La mort est plus aiste i. supporter sans 

•f penser, que la pensje de la mort 

um piril.^-flwca/. 

La mort sans phrase. 

L'amouT a des d£dommagements que 

t'amitif n'a pas. — Montaigne. 
L'amour apprend aux Ines 1 danser. 
L'amour, c'est la bataille des sexes. 

Les deux adversaiies savent Hen ce 

qu'ils veulent et tou; les moycns soot 

bons A. Dumas, JUs. 

L'amour, c'est le plus Rer des despots : 

U faut «lre tout ou t\en.—Stendlial. 
L'amour dicroh quand il cesse de 

croltre . — ChateatOiriand. 
L'amour de la justice n' est en la plupart 

des hommes, que la crainte de souf- 

ftir r injustice .—Zji Rxhe/oucauid. 
L'amour d'une belle est un sable mou- 

Oix Ton ne peut bSlir que cUteaux en 
Espague. — Quilard. 

L'amour est le dfeir d'achever le boo- 
heur d'autrui au moyen de notre 
propre bonheur. — Ph. Chaslts. 

L'amour est I'CgoIsme i deux. 

~Dt la Salle. 

L'amour est 1c plus matinal de nos sen- 
timents . — Fontenelle. 

FaiJiion is a tyrant we must endure ; the 
wise man is not the first to follow its 
laws nor the last to obey them. 

Modesty is to merit what the shadows 
arc to the ligures in a picture, em- 
pbaRsing and making it stand out the 

Half of the human race laughs at the 

expense of the other half. 
Turenne's email change.* 
Wc have crossed the mountain, we shall 

go belter now.t 
Sneering is often merely the outcome of 

a lack of intelligence. 
Death is easier to endure when it arrives 

before it has been contemplated, thatt 

the thought of death even when no 

danger is at hand. 
Death without phrases. { 
Love has coasolations unknown to 

Love leaches even asses lo dance. 
Love is the war of the sexes. Both 

sides know their aim and all is fair to 

Love is the haughtiest of despots, he 

will have all or nothing. 
When love slops growing, it decreases. 

Love of justice among the majority of 
mankind is nothing bat the fear of 
enduring injustice. 

Love of a beautiful woman is a quick- 
sand on which castlcs-in-Spaui are 


Love is the selfishness of two persons. 
Love IB the eariiest of our feelings. 

• Madan 

imment on the iaferior ffeavsli i 

...^k the Gnat, Kioe oF PnuiLa. 
which Sicyti gam hii vote for the ei< 
'}, il pnibuJf aa addltioo mado bj tl 

ID had lucceeded the (i»l 

i66 L'AXI 

I.'.imoiir cbl 1e loi des jeuQM gens et le 

tytan des Tieillaids. — LcHis XII. 
L'amour csl le roinao du ccenr 
Et le plaisir en est rhi&taire. 

L'amour est TeiolTe de la nature que 
rima^iuntion a brodte. — Voliaire. 

L'amour est ud de ces main qu'on ne 
peut cacher ; un mot, un regard indis- 
cret, le silence mSme le diconvre. 


L'amour esl une diose frivale, et cepen' 
dant c'est la seule anne avec laquelle 
on puisse frapper les Jmes fortes. 


L'amoui est une passion qui vicnt sou- 

va aussi de mCme. 
L'amour est une pure rosfe qui descend 

du ciel dans notrecceor, quand il plait 

i DKM.—Ariine ffouiiaj'c. 
L'amour est un grand maltre, 
II fait le lourdaud gentil £trc. 
L'amour est un oiseau qui chante au 

cccur des femmes. — Alfkonsi Karr. 
L'unour est un plaisir qui nous (our- 

mente, mais ce tounneot fait plaisir. 


L'amour est un traitrc qui nous Cgratigne 

lors meme qu'on ne cherche qu'l 

jouer avec lui. — Ninon de Lenclos. 
,r (tant un aeotimenl profondi- 

. sensuel, il faul que la poi 

le prochaine pour 
C5n aime d'ordi- 

soil possible et m 


naite la femtne que les i 
metlcnt fr£quemment survuiie luuiv, 
e t Ton ne s'attache pas i, cclle qui passe 
sans qu'on saclie si elte revieodra. On 
adore I'une, on oublie I'autre sans 
calcul. sans ratsonnemeni, parce que 
I'instinct vous pousse vers eelle pria 
de laijuelle le d£sir a chance de se 
satisfaire. — G. Lackaud. 
L'amour et la fumfe ne peuvent se 

L'amour ne meort jamais de besoin, 
mais souvent d' indigestion. 

Ninon de Lenclos. 

Love is the young man'^ king aod the 

old man's tjTanl. 
Love is the heart's novel and plea; 

Love is the groundwork wliich imagina- 
tion has embroidetcd. 

Love is an ill none can conceal ; a look, 
a. word, oi even silence reveals il. 

Love is a trifling thing, and yet is the 
onlj weapon that can wound s' 

Love does wonders in his school, 
He make? a msc man of llie fool. 
Love is a bird that sings in the heart of 

Love being a deeply sensual feeling, 
possession of its object must be pos- 
sible and even approximate to ^ve 
birth to love. The woman is usually 
loved whom circumstances throw fre- 
quently in our way, and not the 
acquaintance whose return is doubt- 
ful. We adore the one and forget 
the other without reasoning, because 
instinct impels us towards her who 
offers some chance of conquest. 

Love and smoke cannot be concealed. 

Love is the yearoiog for the unknown 

carried to madness. 
Love never dies of want, but often of 


Love is mortals* crowning blessing. 



L'amour-propre «tt tlttXt des hom- 

miLgea. I'or^eil s'en pa^K, U vanity 

les public. — Meil/um. 
L'amour-propie est le plus grand de 

tous les flatteurs. 
L'amour-pnipie est un ballon gonflj de 

vent dont 3 sort des tempStes quaod 

on y fait one piqure. — Voltaire. 
L'amour-propre est on instrument utile, 

mail dangereui ; Eouvent il blesse la 

main qui s'en sert, et (ait rarement du 

bieo sans ma]. — Rouiseau, 
L' amour-propre ofTensde ne pardonne 

jamais. — vigie. 
L' amour qui nail subilement est le plus 

long i guftir. — La Bniyirt. 
L'amour sans dfeirs eat une cbim^re ; il 

n'eiiste pas dans la nature. 

Ninon de Lenctot. 
L'amour sani I'estime ne pent aller bien 

loin, ni »'*tever bien haut ; c'eat tm 

ange qui n'a qu'une aile. 

— AUx. Dumas, jUs. 
L'amour sincere e( pur c'est un feu 

d'alois qui biflle sans fumfc. 

La musique, comme la religion, piCIe 

sans conditions loutes Hes vertus 

morales aux occurs qu'elle visite, cea 

ciEurs (ussent-ils mime lea moins 

dignes de les trxxtoit.—ifimUgul. 
La musique est rinterprtte le plus pur et 

le plus pathJtique de la po6ae, de 

I'amoni, de la douleur. — Ltgouvi, 

pas. — Maliire. 

La nation bouliquiire. 

La naluie ! la nature ! H fant !■ ebas- 
ser ou lui obCir. Rien ne prfvaut 
contre le vm.— Diderot. 

L'Ine de la montagne porte le vin et 
boit de I'eau. 

La nfgatioQ de I'lolini mine droit au 
I^ibiTisme. Tout devient " une con- 
ception de I'espril." Avec le nihil- 
isme pas de discussion possible. En 
somme, aocune voie n'est ouveite 
pour la pensCe par une pbilosophie 

Si foit lout aboutir au monosyllabe 
on. A Non, il n'y a qu'une r£- 
ponte; Ota.— Victor Hugo. 

Self-esteem is flattered by homage; 
pride dispenses with it ; vanity boasts 

Self-love is tbe greatest of all flatterers. 

Conceit is a balloon out of which the 
pas rushes in a tempest when you give 
It the least prick. 

Conceit is a useful but dangerous in- 
strument : often it wounds the 
holder's band, and it seldom does 
any unalloyed good. 

Offended vanity never forgives. 

Love that springs into being in a momeat 

takes the longest time to cure. 
PlatoTuc love is a delusion ; it does not 

Without respect, love cannot go far oi 
rise bigii ; it is an angel u-iih but oni 

Music, like religion, unconditionally 
brines in its train all tbe moral virtues 
to the heart it enters, even though 
that heart is not in the least worthy 
to receive such guest:«. 

The purest and most sympathetic inter- 
preter of poetry, love, and grief, is 

(Birth is nothing where lirtoe does not 

have a place.) 'Tis only noble to be 


(The nation ofshop-keepers.) England.* 

Nature must be eluded or obeyed. 

Nothing can prevail against the trtie. 

The ass « 

;s wine but drinks water. 

Denial of (he Infinite Being leads 

straight lo Nihilism : all creation 
becomes merely ' ' a conception of the 
mind." Discussion is not possible 
with Nihilism, for no way is opened 
to the mind by a philosophy which 
meets evciy opinion with a " Nay." 
To "Nay'' there is ' ' 

le reply— 

. He wu not tlw Ent to un It, bmmwf. 

L'Bngc du miirl)TC <t.i le plus beau des 

Qui pottent les Smes au ciel ! 

— yulor Hugo. 
L'Anfil.-iii a les prijugfe dc l'ot|;ueil, et 
Ics Kmn^iiii ceux de la vonite. 

— y. y. Rousttaii. 
I.anpue dc miel «l cceur de fid. 

jl respcclc sa figure. 

L.i oil Dieu veut, il plcul. 

LA oQ !>nnt les poussins la poule 


La parfaite nusoa full lout extrfmild, 

El veut que Ton soil sage Bvec sobiiiU. 

La parole a ele donni'c a rhomme pour 
deguiser sa pcusee — Talltyrand. 

La parole a £l£ dooo^ A I'hamme pour 
expliquer ses pens^es \ el, lout ainsi 
que les ueosecs soot les portraits des 
choses, Je mfine nos paroles soot-elles 
les portratls de uos pcnsees. 

— Moliire. 

La patience est amere, mais son fruit est 
doux. — y. y. Rousseau. 

La paliencc est I'art d'esperer. 
— Vauven 

La pattie de la pensee. 

' Vauvenargua. 

■Madame de Slael. 
plus prochc que la ctiemise. 

I^ peine est deji loin quand le bonlicur 

commence .—Doral. 
La pelle qui se moque du foutgon. 
La petite aum6ne est la bontie. 
La petite v£rolc e^t la balaillc de 

Waterloo des femincs. Lu lendemain 

elles connaissent ceux qui les aimeiit 

vtfriiableraent. — Balzac. 
La pcur est grand invenleur. 
La philosophic n'aura jamais d'influence 

que sut les classes lellt£e>. el la 

religion est n^cessaire pour lepeuple. 

— V. Cousin. 

La philosoobie, qui nous promel de 

nous reudre hemcux, nous trompe. 

The angel of morlyrdom is the fairest of 
all Ibe luigeU which transport souls 
into heaven. 

A honeyed tongue and a heart of gall. 

(The proudest animal that nature pro- 
duces respects his own form in 
auother.] Mao is the only animal 
thai preys on bis ovn kind. 

(To take counsel of one's pillow.) To 
sleep on an idea. 

The night was so dark ibal we had t( 
grope our waj*. 

When God nills all winds bring rain. 

The hen's eyes are with her chickeoa. 

Absolute good aense avoids all ei 
and requires that we should be tem> 
penile even in our wisdom. 

Words have been giicn to man for the 
purpose of concealing his thoughts. 

Speech has been given to man to explain 
his thoughts; and just as our thoughts 
are the pictures of things, so our 
words are the pictures of our thoughts. 

(Patience is hitler, but its fruit is sweet.) 

" Sweet are the uses of adversity." 
Patience is the art of hoping. 

(The fatherland of thought.) Germany. 

(The skin is nearer than the shirt.) 

Charity begins at home. 
We leave sorrow far behind us, as soon 

as happiness returns. 
The pot calling the kettle black. 
The little alms are the best alms. 
Disfigurement is woman's Waletloo; 

next day she kaows who really loves 

Fear is a great inventor. 

Philosophy will never have influence 
save over the learned classes, whilst 
religion is necessary for the masses. 



La plupart dn hommes emplciieDt la 
premiere partie de leur \k i rmdre 
rautre miserable. —Za Bmyirr. 

La plus belle piice de mtoage e;t une 
bonne femme. 

La plus eipresse marque de la sagesse, 

La plus giaode finesse eat de n'ea avoir 

La plus perdue de toutes les joumtes 
est celle oQl'on n'apasri.— CAain/brt. 

La plus subtile de loules lea finesses est 
de savoir bien feindrc de tomber dans 
les piiges qu'on nous lend, et Ton 
' ' jamais si ais^ment Irompi que 
la songe il t romper les auties. 
-^La Rocht/oucauid. 

La plu« sQie rigle qu'on ne puisse 
donner, c'estCcouterbeaucoup, parler 
pen et ne Hen dire dont on puisse 
avoir sujet de se repentir. 

— La Rochefoucauld, 

La poiiie aura nn jour i compter avec 
la science. La fjiande pofsje de ce 
slide, c'est la science, avec son jpa- 
nouissement merveilleuj de dfcoD- 
vertes, sa conqulte de la matiire, 
les aUes qu'elle donne 1 I'homoia 
pour dtoipler son activil*. — Zola, 

La poisie est I'ftoile 

Qoi mine 1 Dieu nns el pasterns. 

— VtctorHugo. 

La PoCsie, mftier jaloax, veut que I'ou- 
vrier se montre criateur, dans I'in- 
veot ion du moHf comme dans I'eifcu- 
lion ; et la Nature, qui a pour le 
poile des stvCntfs adorables, se re- 
fuse absolumenl i. lui donner tes sujets 
tonl faits ! — BanvilU. 

La politique est on tripol dans lequel 
les spectateun sont eipos^ it payer 
aulant que les jouenis. — Nisard. 

La politique ! . . . Fiapper sur des 
utopies i. coups d'utopies, c'est 
amusanl. Regaide ces grands en- 
fants se poursuivant touioun. sans se 
rencontrer jamais, par les corridors 
de ce cbdteau de la parole, sonote et 
vide. Quandl'un est enhaut, I'autre 
appelle en b>s, el monte i son lour 
pourpatlerd'enbaul. . . . C'est amu' 
sanl, car ceU ne liiul pas. — Gararni. 

The finest piece of fiimiture is a good 
The shortest folly is always the best. 

The greatest cunniiiK is to have none at 

That day is the most utterly wasted in 
which one has not laughed. 

The subtlest cunning lies in pretending 
to fall into traps laid for us by others, 
for none are so eaMly entrapped as 
those who prepare pitfalls for their 

The surest rule (lo excel in convena- 
tion) is to listen mucb, speak little, 
uid say nothbg that yon may be 
sorry for. 

Poetry will have to reckon with science 
some day. The great poetry of our 
age is science, with its marvellous 
blossonuag forth of discoveries, its 
conquest of matter, and the wines it 
gives man to augment his activities. 

Poetry, a jealous craft, requim the 
worker lo be a creator as well in in- 
vention of the motive as in its ex- 
ecution; and Nature, who isagracious 
but stern mistress to the poet, utterly 
refuses him ready-made subjects. 

Politics are a gamlng-bell, in which 
lookers-on are exposed to paying as 
mucb as the players. 

Politics] lo knock the heads of Utopias 

together is amusing. Look at those 
Rrcat children who run after one an- 
other without overtaking through 
the echoing, empty passages of the 
Temple of Talk. When one is abow 
Hoots, the other calls below, and 
runs up in his turn to be called to. 
An amusing game, for il never ends. 




La popularity c'est U Eloite en grands PopuUritf is glory coined into coppen. 

sons.— ni:tor Hugo. 
La porte ouvette tente Ic saint. (The open door tempts the saint.) Op- 

portunity makes the thief. 
Li |x)ule ne doit pas chaoter devaut le The hcii ou^ht nut to cackle when the 

coq. cock is by. 

n mangeant. 

1^ premiire lanne d'amour qu'oQ iuH 

verier paralt un diainaiil, la secondc 

une perle, et la troisiimc ane lanue. 

— Poinctlsl. 

La priere est un cri d'espfrance. 


La prieic rend I'afflictiOD luoins doulour- 

eiLHC et la joie plus pure : elle mfile i 

I'unt je ne sais qnni de fottiliant et dc 

doux, et a I'autie on parTuni cflcstc. 

— Lamennais. 

La propre voloolt ne se satisferait One' 

(Appetite comes in the eatJnE-) Use 

makes all things sweet. 
The first tear shed in love appears a 

diamond, the second a pearl, the 

third merely a tear. 

Prayer is a cry of hope. 

Prayer makes affliction less painful, and 
gladness more pure: with one it 
mingles an mdeseribabte sweetness, 
and with the other a heavenly per- 

when Ihey have all they wish; but 

Prosperity makes few (tiends. 

Shame is virtue's neit of Un. 

The power of genius may be man 
in the creation of an idea, or 
perfection it adds In the m> 
crafts, and speech of the time in 

jamai!< quand eDe 

au'elle souhaitej mais on est satisfait 
is I'instant qu'on y rcnonce. 

La propri*!^ c'esl le \fA.—Proudhon. 
La propriitfi exclusive eat un vol dans 

la nature. — Briisot. 
La prosp£iit£ fait peu d'amis. 

La pudeur est la plus proche parente de 

la verlu. — Mme. de Coulanges. 
La puissance du gjnie peut sc mani- 
fesler dans la creation de l'id£e ou 
dans la perfection qu'd ajouie i la 
forme, au metier, i la longue de son 
temps. — P. Scudo. 

La raillerie est un dtscours en faveur de Sarcasm is a plea in favour of the wit 
son esprit contie son bon nalurel. against one s natural goodness. 

La raison du plus fort est toujour^ la (The reasoning of the strongest is al- 

meilleure. — La Fontdme. ways the best.) Might is stronger 
than Right. t 

La raison n'est pascequirjglel'amoor. Reason plays no part in the bestowing 

— Moliht. of love. 

L'atbre de la Hbert* ne croil qu'arrosfi The tree of liberty only grows when it 

par le sang des tyrans. is watered by the blood of tyrants. | 

— Beriiand Barkte. 

L'arbre et I'icorcc. (The tree and the bark.) The man and 

• Thi( muiububecoiDe the baiis of the doctHnH taught liv Karl Uan uidother Socialiit 
wriun. Capital, in tbeir opinion, reprwcntt ths lurplui value of the labour of the workeii 
over and above tfafl wagei they receive, 

1 Comparetbeiayjncof hit contemporary, Madame deS^vi^£,l,a/or^tjw^rr//p«(/tn"f,r'r. 

I The amiable Baiire made Ibii remark ii a ipecch, deliiered in \ni, in ilie Convention. 

?KUtCH] LA S- 

L'arbre n'cst point jugf sur ks fleura 
et son fruit ; 

On le juge sw sod tewce. 

— Sedaitu. 
L'arbre ne tombe pas du premier coup. 
La recherche de la patemiK est inter* 

It la mfmoirc du 

(Nowadayi we do not judge trees by 
their doweis and (hiit, Imt by their 
bark.] Outward show, not chajacter, 
is regarded as the ciiteiion of merit. 

The tree is not felled by the first blow. 

Inquiry into paternity is forbidden.* 

Gratitude is the heart's memoiy.t 

La rC^tance d'une femme n'est pas 

toujours une preuve de sa vertu, elle 

I'eal plus Bouvent de son ezptnence. 

— Ninon de Lenclos. 

La ressouTce de ceux qui n'imaginent 
pas est de conler. — Vaitvtnarguei. 

L'argent est un bon serriteur, et un 
m£chant mattre. 

La rouilie ose plus que le travail. 

L'art de I'en aller est un art me le Pari- 
sien seal connatt, cepenoant il fail 
qtielque fois des visiles un pea bien 
longues— parce que, au moment de 
prendre coQEi, il sepT&Kcapedumal 
qu'on dita de lui, en soneeant aa mal 
qu'i] a dit des autrca.— OiAt. Namy. 

L'ait de vaincre est celui de mfpriser 
la moTl.—De Siirry. 

L'artiste est arrivC au soramet de l'art 
quand 3 a eidti la pitif, I'aTnoar et 
I'admiration par la reprfsentation 
tidile de la ne, de la beaut«, de la 
dooleur et de la vertu. 

— Btturic David. 

L'art par excellence, celui qui surpasse 
tons lesautresparcequ'il est incom- 
parablement le plus eipressif, c'cst la 
poCsie, le type de la perfection de 
tous les arts, l'art qoi cotnprend tons 
les autres, auquel totu aspirent, 
auquel nul ne pent attondre. 

— V. Coutin. 

La satire ment sor les gens de lettres 
pendant leur vie, et I'doge ment 
apr^ leur mort. — Voltaire. 

La saace vaut mieui que le poisson. 

Woman's coyness is not always a proof 
of her virtue ; it is more often a proof 
of her experience. 

L of anecdotes is the resouice 
of those who have no imagination. 
Money is a good senani, and a bad 

Rust wears more than use. 

Theartofending a visit is known only to 
a I*aris{an, although he sometimes pro- 
tracts a call beyond the proper Umiti, 
because, at going, he worries about the 
bad things which will be spoken of 
him, judging by the scandals he has 
just been spreading concerning others. 

Conquering is the art of despising death. 

The artist arrives at the summit of his 
art when he has roused pity, love, and 
admiration by the faithful representa- 
tion of life, beauty, pain and virtue. 

The art above all others, from its being 
incomparably the most expressive, is 
poetry— the type of perfection of all 
the arts, the one comprising (he 
others, the one all the othere yeam for 
and never can attain. 

is better than the hsh.J 

• Article .14a of the Code Napoleon. Frencb Uw pm immiuiitT to the hther of as 
illeritiiBats cbild. 

I Tbtreplv written bytbe deaf muta. Muiin. w^ien aiked to define tntitiida. 

X Joupb Scaligcr apfdled thii uyinf to eoiiie of CaAAuban'i cludcal conmentariM, 
meaBuic that the conuwDtaiy wat more worthy of pnive than the nork iticIL 


La saveur des penstes dtlBchtM depend 
d'une expression concise ; ce sonl de& 
grains de mere ou dc sel qu'il but sa- 
voir fondic dans line goutte d'eau. 

— y. Ptta-Senn. 

La science et la philosopliie doivenl 
suffire un jour 1 rhumauit^. 

— Facheral. 

La seminelle cria : " Qui vive ? " 

La social* est partagfe en deux classes : 
les toudeurs et Tes tondus. 11 Taul 
loujours £tre avec les premiers conlre 
le-s ^conds.—TalUyand. 

Lb soci jt£ qoi fait tant de mal ressemble 
i ce serpent deB Indesdonl lademeure 
eal la feuille d'une plaote qui gtiirit 
sa morsure; elle pr&cnle presque 
toujour? le remSde i cote de la 
soudrancc qa'elle n causae. 

—Alfrtd At Musstt. 

La solitude eat ft I'esprit ce que la diile 
est avi corps. — VattBCnargues. 

La spititualiij de I'Sme est an fait, un 
fait positif, UQ fait aussi fclatant que 
la lumiJre du soleil. On thetchc 
encore et on cherchera peul-eire lou- 
jours ce que c'estque lamatiire; mais 
quant i f'esprit, nous le connaissons, 
car nous en avons en nous le type, 
savoir le moi pensaol, sentant et 
voulant . — Saissil. 

L'assassinat d'une natioD eft impossible. 
Le drrat, c'est I'astre; il s'tclipse, 
mais il reparalt. La Honerie le 

Erouve, Venise le prouve, la Potogne 
^prouve. — V. Hugo. 
La table est le sckd endroit oil I'oo ne 

s'ennuie pas pendant la premiere 

heure — Bnllat-Savarin . 
La leire est au soleil ce que I'homine 

est i I'ange ; 
L'un est fail de spleodeur, I'autre est 

p*lii de fiulge. — V, Hugo. 
La terre ne aaurait *tre iclaitSe de deux 

soleiU, ni une seule Sme de deux 

lumiires d'amour. 
La tfle mont^. 

L'atheisme est lu demiet mot du Ibf isme. 
—H. Heine. 

The flavour of quotations depends on 
terse expression ; they aic grains of 
salt or Eugai which one must luiowliaw 
to mil in a drop of water. 

The human race will have, some day, t o 
be contented with what science and 
philosophy offers. 

The sentry cried, " Wiio goes there } " 

Society is split up into two classes : the 
shearers and the shorn. We must 
always side with the former against 
the latter. 

Society, in caosing evil, resembles 
lodian serpent whose nest is id the 
plant wlueb is the antidote for the 
reptile's venom : it almost always 

Solitude is to the mind what diet ii to 

the body. 
The spirituality of the soul is a posilive 

f;ict lis clearly bright as sunlight. 

Search has been .ind search will be 

always made probably into the sub- 

Srl of Matter; but we know what 
ind is, from having in us the ex- 
ample, the sentient pulsating ego 

A nation cannot be murdered. Right 
is a star which, eclipsed, will shine 
again. Bear witness, HuogaT>', 
Venice, Poland ! 

(Tile bludgeon.) A low tavern." 
The dining-room is the only place where 
a man is not bored before the first 

As the earth to the sun, so is man to 
the angel, for as the one is made of 
clay, the other si made of splendour. 

The earth cannot receive light from two 
suns, nor can a single heart be wanned 
by two flames of love. 

Excited ; hot-headed. 

Atheism Is the last word of theism. 

■ Thii il the title ota well-known novel by Zola, fnm which the Engllib play " Diiak" hai 
senaiUpled. Auommeiris Ibenameoralow-claiidrinUnE.ihop Id Belteiilte, the Whils- 
»prt of Parii. Hence the name it glveii to u]r Unn where bad iicjiuir ii Hid. 


La vanite n'a pas de plus gnad ennemi 

L'avare et le cochon ae sont bons 

qu'aprte leur inort. 
L'avaiice rompt le sac. 
L'avenir des enfanu est ronnage des 

mires.— ^^qpoieon I. 
La ikntt eatre Hi oatwellemeDt dans 

I'esprit, que auand od I'apptend pour 

la premiire fois, il semble qu'on ne 

bsse que s'en souvenir. 

— FontemUt. 
Laverill est cachfeau fond dupuits. 

La vtrit^ est comme la rosfe du del ; 

pour la coDservcr pure, il faut la re- 

cueilUr dam un vase puj. 
La viT&k est touiours prMeuse. 

— Voltairt. 
Laver la t£te. 
La vcTtu, d'un cccur noble est la 

roarque certajne. — Boiltau. 
La vertu est la seule noblesse. 

Vanit)' has do greater foe tbao vanity. 

Tbe miKT and tlie pig ate nseleu until 

tbey are dead. 
Avarice bunts the bag. 
The future generation is woman'i irork. 

Truth comes into the i 
that when we hear it for the first 
it seems to be merclya remini 
or what we have known bejbte. 

Truth lies hidden at the bottom of the 

clean vessel. 
Truth is always valuable. 

To bring to book. 

Virtue is the certain token of a noble 

Virtue is tbe best title of true nobility. 

La vie est brive, 
Un peu d' amour, 

Un peu de rtve. 

El piiis, Bonjour. 

La vie est vaine, 

Un peu d'espoir, 

Un peu de haine, 

Et puis, '&a-asoxr.—Alfrtd ithtutstt. 

La vie est comme mie liancee hypocrite 
qui trahit loutes ses promesses et ne 
laisse ik son amant il'autre consola- 
tion que le droit de la mipriser. 

— Alfred Alercitr. 

Lavieest facile pour les biboux, les t^- 
pacesucles invitcut pas ; maisl'aiglc 
veutmonterausolcil : dAt-ilretomber 
I'onl consume, I'aile brisee, et Iji-rer 
d^uille .... on instant ilu mnins 
la splendeuT de I'empyr^ aura 
e(ancti£ les soifs ardentes de sa 
pninelle, et lei ragarda auront vidi 
d'un seul trait la coupe des cflesles 
cUllta. — Cherbulia. 

..g.) Cut ofTa dog's tail, and 
he will be a dog still. 
Life is short, aliltlelove, a little dream- 
ing, and then. Good-day. 

Life is hke a deceitful woman who 
breaks all her pledges to her lover, 
aad leaves bim no other consolation 
than the right (o despise her. 

Life is ea^y for owls, whom the expanse 
of the heavenii does not tempt to soar ; 
but the eagle seeks the sun, even 
though it may fall with scorched eye 
and broken pinion into the sea Eo be 
the sport of the billows ; at least for 
a moment the splendour of the em- 
pyrean quenched its ardent glances, 
and it has drained tbe cup ol celes- 
tial glory. 

miel. — I'iclor Hugo. 

La viF esi unc garde : il faut la monlcr 

proprement et U descendre sans tnche. 

— ChoHn. 

Li vIf C3l un sommeil. Les vieillardi 
sonl c€ux doat le sommeil a i\A le plus 
long ; lis DC commencent i. se revnller 
que (juand il faut mourir. — La Bru- 

Ij vie bumiune eit seniblable k un 
chemin dont Tissue est un precipice 
aflreux : on nous fa avertit dis le 
premier pas, mais b loi est pro- 
nuncee. if faut avancer toujaun. On 
vmidrail retonrneren arriire, plus de 
noycD ; lout est tomb^, tout cat 
fvanoui, tout 6:luppc. — Bossutt. 

La vieillesse n'a rien de beau que la 

La ric inoderne comporle si pen 1c 
diame san giant, lea rndes sauvageiies 
du meurtre et de la passion, que lea 
scenes Iragiques aniquelles une Tarn- 
iUe a pu a5sistcr senibtenl bien vile, 
anx personnes mf mes decelte famille, 
un cauchemar dont il est impossible 
de doutcr et auqiiel on ne ctoii pour- 
tantpasentiiremcnt. — Paul Bourgei. 

La vie ne semble souvent qu'un loUE 

la gloire et I'amour. Lcs rives du 
temps qui s'est dcoule pendant que 
nous avons vicu en sont couvertes. 

—Mme. dt Stall. 

L» vie prir*e d'un citoyen doil itte 
mur^e . — Talleyrand, 

L'eau en vient a la boucbe. 

Le beau monde. 

Le beau Soulier blesse souvent le pled. 

Le bedeau de la paroisse est loujours de 

Le ba:uf par la come el I'bonime par la 

Le bon de I'histoitc. 

Le bonheur des michanls comme un 

torrent s'^oule. — Ractnr. 
Le bonheur semble fait pourflrepar- 

tagf. — Raeint. 
Le bon saog ne pent mentir. 
Le bon sens est une qualiledu caract^ 

plni encore que de 1 'esprit . 

— VeaiKenarguts . 

Life is a Rower, and its honey is love. 

Life is a senliy beat : you mu^l mount 
guard in a proper manner, and be 
relieved without blame. 

life is a sleep. Old men are (hose who 
have slept the longest time ; when 
they wake up, they ^nd it is time to 

Human life is like a road with a drefid- 
ful precipice at the end of it. At the 
first step we are warned of this, yet 
the law says we must proceed. When 
we want to turn back we cannot, alt 
the road behind us has (alien jn and 
become an abyss. 

The only lovely thing about old age is 

Modern life h so little in harmony with 
bloodshed, the savage acu of murder 
and passion, that, when a family is 
forced to witness a tragedy, each 

a kind of nightmare. They are com- 
pelled to acknowledge that the ap- 
parition eiists, but they cannot en- 
tirely realise it. 
Life often seems but a shipwreek, whose 
fragments are friendship, glory and 
love. The shores of tune that we 
pass during our life are covered with 
these dereficts. 

The private life of » citiien ought to 

have a wall built around it. 
That makes one's mouth water. 
The fashionable worid. 
A handsome shoe oft pinches the foot. 
The beadle always agrees with the 

Hold an oi by his horns, a man by 

his word. 
The cream of the story. 
The prosperity of the evildoer rusbea 

Happiness seems made to be shared. 

Good blood cannot tell a he. 
Common sense is rather a trail of the 
temperament than of the mind. 

niNCH] LE 

Le boD temps viendra. 

Le bon veneur ne preod 

Ijl Mle qui se rend. 

Le bo9sn nc voit pu w bosK, mais 

volt celle de son confrire. 
Le bourgeois genlilhomme. 
Le bniit des annes rempeKhoit d'a 

lendre U vou des loix. — Monlaigne. 
Le bruit pend I'homme. 

Le bnreaa et U fabrkjue 

Le capitaine derail lu tiers et au quart. 

Le cfljbataire riche, qui dine cd ville 
toQS les joura, est ce que I'on appelle 
un homme r^pandu ; le mCroe, pauvce, 
est on pique-aEsiette. 

— Chat. Narrey. 

Le cerf (XuX aui at>ois. 

Le cbant du cjigne. 

L'teharpe blanche. 

Le chef d'ceuvre de Dieu est la figure 
humaine. X.c regard d'une femme a 
plus de chonne que le bel horizon 
de plusd'attrait 
qa'ua rayon de Eoleil. 

—Alfred Stevens. 

Le del me prive d'une (pousc qui ne 
m'a jamais donnf d'autre chagrin 
que celui de sa mort. 

Le ca;ur a ses nusons que la raison ne 
connail point.— flwiw;. 

Le caeor d'une femme g.ilante est 
comme une rose donl chaque amant 
emporte une feuille ; il ne reste que 
r*pine au mm.— Sophie Amauld. 

Le «eut est comme ccs sortes d'arbres 
qui ne donnent leur baume pour les 
MessDrei des hommeE que lorsque le 
l<Er les a blessfs eux-mjmes. 

— Chateaubriitiid. 

Le c(Eur mene oil il va. 

CEUR 175 

There is a good time coming. 

A good sportsman doet not take the 
beast that makes no fight. 

The hunchback docs not see his own 
bump, but he sees bis brolher'i. 

The dl turned nobleman.* 

The din of arms prevents us from hear- 
ing the voice of the laws. 

(RepulatioQ hangs a man.] Give a dog 
a bad name and you may as well hang 

it de plain- The office and the factory are on the 

The captain was over head and ears in 

The rich bachelor who dines out daily 

is called a welcome guest ; the poor 

one, a apooger. 

The stag was at bay. 

(The swan-soDg.) A funeral dirge. 

{The white scarf.} The insignia of the 

Heaven's maslerpiece is the human 
form. The glance of a woman has 
more cbarm than a lovely stretch of 
sea or landscape, and more attraction 
than a sunbeam. 

Heaven has dnirived me of a wife who 
never caused me any grief save by 

her death .t 
The heart has its reasons, whereof 

reason knows nothing. 
The heart of a flirt is a rose from which 
each lover bears away a leaf; the 
thorns fall to (he husband's share. 

The heart is like the balsam which gives 
no balm for men's wounds until cut 
and bruised itself. 


T n'a pas de rides. 

— ilme. dt Sei'igne, 
ir ne veut douloir ce que rteil ne 


ful If ptcmir 

■ cam qui n limA pal 
athec.— ^//Vi^ JUfri 

■ c<Eur ^Fot rarement ce que la boucbe 
CI prime . — Campistran. 

■ commun cuactire esl de n'en poinl 
avoir, — L. Andn'eiix. 

: congr^s ne nurcbG pat, il dan^e. 

Le coup de pied de I'lne. 


; rour.ige est souveol un 
p cur. — CormilU. 

fait Ic m^iMinl. 

I.e colli CD bit le goAt. 

Le ctime fait la hoale, et non 

I'fichafaud.— 2a. ComeilU. 
r.c cygne noir. 
Le demi-monde, 
Le d jsii Tend beul ce qui eit laid. 

Le devoir, c'est cc qu'on ciige 

aulres , — Dumas, fils. 
Le diabic boileux. 
Le diner est cuit i, point. 
Le droit du plus fori. 

astc el fenne en 
:r dch vulgaites 

Le droit qu'un esprit 

A sur I'espril urosi 
humains.— Futo/'f. 

Le fubricatcilr souvcrain 
Nouii erea besacicn tou« de mcme 

Trfnt ceui du tcmpa pass* que du leuips 

d'aujourd'Iiui : 
II tit pour nos dtfauls la poi:he de 

El celte de dcvatit 

d'autrui.-Zn Fon 

Le feu le plus cc 

pour les difaul 

t tbarl< 
OB the en .__ 

I Tbe Ulls fii 

i^TdSwoftom U Fob 
thelutilnw, tbeaiic 
ConUy quoted tlii 

:r loved was the fott 

Theheail thnl n 

The heari rarely feels what the lips 

The most common ch: 
possess one at all. 

Tlic congrets does i 

elTel de la Courage x> often an effect of fear. 

If it were not for libleneis, there would 

be no ilandercis. 
The coat takes away the laste. 
Tbe crime causes the shame and not tbc 

The pink of perfection. 
(Tlie tialf-worid.] The fringe of Society.} 
(Lave makes the ugly teem fair.) Liive 

hae nae lack, be the dame e'er tae 

Duly is "hal «c ciperl others to ptac- 

The devil on two stick'i. 

The dinner is done \o aT. 

(The right of tbe strongest.) Might 

is right. 
Tbe right that a mind ambitious and 

firm m its desi|;^s. has o\'ct the gross 

minds of ordinary men.|| 

s made us all indiiTer- 
n of former times and 
ly, to carry a wallet. 

The Creator has 
ently, both m 
those of to-aai 
That «hich coi 
hangs behind us. but that wherein 
are the sins of olhers is ever placed 

ine'rflbie ofthe ik^tai. , whM ail the oil 

a« to kick the klnE of beaiD. 

i wordi of her aoceitor, Tbomu Coiacille, i 

ahttmtf. putt th«e m 

la the mouth of the propfafl vho iHui 

leie linei. One cbj he wat cauibt treipuiing in the ihoatlnir pceiervei oC a wealthy 
ablemu,biit when l£e gamekeeper drmarded by what rif-hihe wai Ibere, the traiiedUn rolled 
at tbiiieply in hii beat (hwtrical manoei. So □rerwhelmed wii [he poor gamekeeper with 
weetoaoroui words thai he allowed the actoT to continue hiipoachincnndiilurtHd. 

Le 61i d'nn coqum enrkhi pent tire nn 

honnCte homme, son eendre, iamais. 

— Charles Narrty. 

Le fou cherche son malhear. 

Le fou demande beaucoup, ntais plus 
M est celui qui donne. 

Le (riK est ami de nature, 

Mab son atmtii n'est pas sOre. 

— Baudoin. 

Le fruit du travail est le plus doui 
plaisir. — Vauvtitargues. 

Le gMe a besoin du public. — Sans 

doule. Comme Li foudre a besoin de 

conducteur. Souvcnt aussi le conduc- 

teur Cut d£faul. L'avenir te donnern. 

—Ph. ChasUs. 

Le gtme, en somme, consiste probable- 
meat i exptimer les ctioses banales 
d'une (atOD originale, et i fixer la vie 
eouranlc dans use forme definitive. 

Le gjnie est la laison sublime. 

—A. Chittur. 

Le gtoie n'a pas de sexe. 

— Madame de Strut. 

Le ^nie n'est autrechosequ'uneerande 
aptitude 1 la patience. — Buffen. 

Le g£nie, quelle que soit sa force inntc, 
ne ait pas \ lui tout sinil la laoguc 
donl Q a besoin pour se reveler. 

Le goflt n'est rien ; nous avous I'habi. 

De redigcr au long, de point en point, 
Ce qu'on pensa ; mais nous ne pensous 

poinl. — Veltaire. 
Le gouvemement amdricaiD fut fail 1 

I'inslar du gouvernement Anglais. 
Le grand homme vaincu peut perdre eu 

un instant 


on empire, 

et son Irfine 


uronne qu'o 

n rente, 

Tout, jusqu'i 

1 ce presligf 


Qui faisait v. 

jir son front dans un cicl 


U garde 

toujours SOI 


Le grand ceii 

Le grand poison du cceur. 

e'eslle silence. 

■Paul Bcurget. 

LAND »77 

The son of an eonched rogue may be an 
honest man, but the man who mar- 
ries the rogue's daughter must be a 

The fool hunts for misfortune. 

The fool asketh much, but he is more 

foolish that givetb to him. 
A brother is a friend that nature gives 

us, bul bis friendship is not reliable. 

The sweetest fruit is Ihat of labour. 

Genius requires a public to appeal to. 
No doubt,justaslhe lightning requires 
a conductor. OAen the conductor 
fails to do its work ; the future Hilt 
make good the omission. 

Genius, in short, probably consists in 
expressing commonplaces in an ori- 

S'nal manner, and in gi"ng concrete 
ape to the evanescent things of 

:s lotliest b 


Genius is sexless. 

Genius is nothing but n great aptitude 

for being patient. 
Whatever be the inborn power of 

Genius, it calmot create the needful 

language to reveal itself. 

Taste goes for nolhbg with us (pe- 
dantic iwriters) ; oor habit is to write, 
with much verbosity and circum- 
stance, the thoughts of other people; 
as for ourselves, we never think. 

The American government was mo- 
delled on the English. 

The great man vanquished may lose in 
a moment his glory, empire, glitter- 
ing throne, and crown— even the 
aureole of fame which makes his face 
to shine as a star of heaven — but his 
genius he retains as an everlasting 

The great work ; the philosopher's stone. 
"' ■ ■ ■ 5 pcrison to the heart 



I^ faasord est un tobriqaet de U Provi- 
dence. — Chamfort. 

Le Jfsuitisinc est un i^t, dont la 
poigDfe est A Rome, ct la poiate 

Lc JL-uae hoDUnc est rcchercbf poui 
L'e uu'il aait, U jeune tillc [Kiur ce 
([u'ellf ignore. — Chaiies Xarriy. 

Lc jcu nc vDut pu lit chandelle. 

Le pur a'cst pu plus pur que le fond 

Le juatc milieu. 

L'eloquencc est au sublime cc que le 
tout esl il sa padie. — La Bi-ayln. 

L'£loqueacc est quelque chose de (dus 
que la u-ience de peiuet ei d'fcrire 
Le genie mimcn'spnt umioun droit 
Eur elle ; c'e«t un don a put, on 
piivi1f|<e unique. — yillemain. 

Le mal vicut i cheval et s' 

Le manage dtnt combattrc sans rcpos 

ni Irfve ce monstrc qui dfvore loul, 

I'habitude.— jSo/m,;. 
Le manage est de laules les chosen 

Mtieuscs la chose Li plus boulTonnc. 
— Bta iimanhais , 
Le masque tombc, I'homme rcste, 
Et le hfros s'evanouit. 

— y. B. Rousstau. 
Le mcdecin est souvent plus 1 craindre 

que la maladie. 
Le meilleur vio a sa lie. 

Le miel est doui, raais I'abeille pique. 
Le mid n'est pas pour les Ines. 
Le mieui est I'ennemi du bien. 

Chance is a nickname that we give to 

Jesuitism is a sword, lis hilt i: 

Home, its ptnnt cvcr)-w]icrc. 

The yoimg man is sought alter forwhat 

he knows ; the young lady for what 

she docs not know. 
The game is not worth ibe candle.* 
The li^ht of day is not more pure ibou 

■*■ - ' recesses of my heart. 

. .. ^ iUcom. ■ -- 

Eotl ol Durham. 
Tlic golden ineao.t 
Eloquence is to the sublime wtul the 

whole is to a part. 
Eloquence is more than (he sdencc of 

ibmking and writing. Genius itself 

has not always a claim upon it ; ii ia 

n special boon and unique ptivllceB 

granted lo him who possessn iti 
(The master said it.) 1^* dixU. 
Misfortune comes on liot^bnck ami 

goes away on foot. 
Wedlock should fiei"- without truce 

or rest, that all-devouring monster. 

Of all serious matters marriage is the 


The doctor is often more to be dreaded 

than the disease. 
There arc dregs in the best bottle of 

Houey is sweet, but the bee stings. 

Honey is not for asses. 

(Better is the enemy of good.} A pre- 
sent Rood is sometimes lost in the 
vain pursuit of a [plater blessing. 
Leave well alone. 

The looking-glass is no flatterer. 

The word / is a hateful thing. 

(A sparrow in the hand is better than a 
goose on the winf;.) A bird in Ibe 
hand is worth two in the bush. 

a Ddchbour- 


If they were 


Le mofne rfpond commel'sbM chante. 
Le nonde est le livie des femnies. 

— y. y. Reutttau. 
Le moode esl une fpierre ; celoi qui vit 

am djpens des aiitres est victorieui. 


Le moDde rtcompeDse pins souvent les 

apparences du mftite que le mfrite 

mime. — La Roehefaticmild. 
Le mottiet sent toujours les aulx. 

Le mot de rfuigme. 

Le motif seul fait le m6ite des actions 
des honmies, et le dfdntfressement 
y met la perfectkiii. — La Bruyire. 

Le mot pour riie. 

L' Empire, c'est ta paix. — Napoleon III. 

L'Empire, c'est r^p6e, 

L'empiic des lettres. 

L'empire^t au phlegmatique. 

—St. yutt. 

Le nez de ClJopatre, s'il eut i\t plus 
court, toute la face de la terre atiroit 
chaagt.— Pascal. 

L'cnfance est le tommeil de la raisoa. 
— y. y. Rmaseau. 

L'enTant a plutAt I'air de venir da ciel, 
que le vieillard tout couvert de souil- 
lures n'a I'air d'y aUer, — Gtr/aut. 

L'eniiemi £tait sur le qui vive. 
Le oom, les armes, la loyaatj. 

The world is a war ; the victor in it i* 
the man who lives at the eipenie of 

The world rewards the appearance of 
merit more often than meiil itielf. 

(The smell of the garlic always remaiitt 

in the jar.) 
" You may break, you may shatter the 

vase if yaa will. 
Bat the scent of the roses will dine to 

it still." 
The key oflbe mystery. 
The merit of human aclioni sptingi 

from their motive; and disintcnftea- 
ncss is their crowning virtue. 
The cream of the jest. 
The Empire, it is peace.* 
The Empire is the sword.t 
The repubhc of letters. 
It is the cool man that rules.} 

If Cleopatra's nose had been ^lorter the 
whole aspect of the world woiild have 
been changed. 

Childhood is the slomber time of the 

The babe seems much more like one 
coming from heaven than an old man 
stained with sin seems like one goin( 

The enemy was on the alert. 
(MyQame,myarms,mytovalty,) Motto 

of the Newland famuy.} 
The meaning is best known to the 

En\;y dwells in the heart's core as a 
\iper in its hole. 

* Louit Nftpoleoa uad tbne vonlt in 
rnich, fittle uiticipatiiif tbe terin of w 

« of hlf tpAAchat before 

meEnperncaf lb 
10 plnnt^d, aad the 

"t T^pa'ot'^QamMBKladiltrBJalichaaL'emfirt, dtii tafaix. Tbo ompira must 
taw Mid Punek .- eemtin c'til la *ay. 

\ The motto ofthecoilekxne of Roboi^erre, who, howevtr, did tiot man^ftt bj hit own cold 
diipoiitioD to fltcapa Ebe fiHllotiDe. 

I Ttiii motto il adaplfd Inini the lut w 

omntof Cbu-lrt _. , . 

mud property, I Iraro to poilority ml nune. wbich 
traltiMi, i^orant alike of gentilitjr uia banldr7, csd 


i8o LE P 

Le papier soaflre tout. 

Lc pau^^e honune I 

Lc pays du mariaEe a cela de particu- 
liet, que Ics Strangers ont envie de 
I'habiter, el que les naturels vcu- 
draient cD Stre cni^s.—Du/mij: 

Le Pire Grntins. 

Le petit caporal. 

Le petit mnnde. 

Le peuple demandail vengeaoce i cor 

Le peuple ne se IrolDpe p»s eo CTOjruit 
ijue I'hirondelle csl la meilleure du 
monde ailfi. Pourquoi f cUe e*t la 
plus heureuse, ttaut dc beaucaup la 
plu5 Mhrc—Mie/uUI. 

Le philtre de I'lmour, 
mime.— P/rifi^e. 

L"*pigramme est un jeu d'eswime. 

L'i'pine en uai^isaiitva la pointcdevBnt, 

L'epiraphe de Tart de la seine Cit 
NIHIL. Rien, rien, qu'un souvenir 
vague, la fumec d'uii lustre, les 
lambcaux d'une affiche, les debris 
d'uD maMuc, I'fcho d'un applaudisse- 
menl. — Paul de SninI Victor. 

Le plaisir de la critique nous ilte celui 
d fitre vivemeni touche de irts-bellcs 
choses. — Ln Bniyfre. 

Le Plaisir est fils de 1' Amour, 

Mais c'esl un fils ingral qui fail mourir 
5on pSre. — Pnnard, 

Le plancher des vaches. 


You may put anything on paper. 

The poor man ! • 

The peculiarity of marriaee-land is that 
tile foreigners wish to dwell in il, and 
the inhabitants long Co be exiled 

Father Bountiful.t 

The lillle corporid ; N.ipoleon. 

The lower classes. 

The people howled for vengeanee. 

The masses are not wrong in believing 
the swallow the best of birds, for it 
U the happiest because by far the 

X^ plus grand <le tou« les plaisi 
d en donner a ee qu'on aime. 

amour Love's philtreis love itself. 

The art of epteram h a game of fence. 

A thorn come» forth point foremost. 

The epitaph on theatrical art is kihil- 
Nolhjug lingers save n vague memory 
— Ihc smoke of the foolliRhls, Ihc 
tatlcrs of a playbill, the rags of a 
mask, and the echo of applause. 

In the pleasures of criticism we lose the 
delightful emotions which the ad- 
miration of beautiful things arouses. 
Pleasure is the son of Love, but an in- 
)unr grate who causes his father's dealh. 

(The cows' flooring.) The land, as 
opposed to the sea. 
I est The greatest of delights is to gii-e your- 
self over to your beloved. 

Lc plus grand miracle de I'amoui est 
lie gufrir de la coquetlerie. 

— La Rochefoucauld. 
Le plus grand secret pour tc bonbeur, 
c'est d'itre bien avcc soi. II est 
bon d'y avoir une retraile agrfable ; 
mais elle ne pent I'f tre si elle n'y a etu 
prtparfe par les mains de la vertu. 


• Tbii familiu eicluDition, that Kcnn in Molitre'i Tariuffr. <i ihaurhl to liivf 
jgegetted by Loui! XTV. The phiasp li ipplM in the play to Tartaffe, wlo rowirn 
crotntniierilloa wbich be dwi not dfierye. Now il i> ahiays uied in an ironical icnic 

1 ThenickMniegiTeBlo PresidMit Gr*vy bylhepoorof PariiinrecojBitionofhiifei 

The great secret of happiness is to be 
al ease «ith yourself. It is well to 
have in oneself a pleasant refuge, but 
no such refuge can exist if not pre- 
pared by virtue. 




Le plus malheureux de tous les hommes 
est celui qui croit TStre, car le mal- 
heur depend moins des choses qu'on 
souffi^, que de Pimpatience avec 
laquelle on augmente son malheur. 

Le plus riche n'emporte qu'un- linceul. 

Le plus sage est celui qui ne pense 
point rStre. — BoiUau, 

Le plus sage se tait. 

Le potier au potier porte envie. 

Le premier coup en vaut deux. 

Le premier pas engage au second. 

Le premier pas vers la philosophie, 
c*est rincr6aulit6. — Diderot, 

Le premier soupir de Pamour 
Est le dernier de la sagesse. — Bret, 

Le premier venu engrdne. 
Le President lui donna la parole. 
Le public! combien faut-il de sots 
pour faire un public ? — Chamfort, 

Le quart d'beure de Rabelais. 

Le radicalisme n'est que le d^spoir de 
la logique. — Lamartine, 

Le regard chez une jeune femme est un 
interprdte toujours charmant qui dit 
avcc complaisance ce que la boucbe 
n'ose prononcer.— J/a/iz'af/;r. 

Le repentir coOte bicn cher. 

Le repentir n'est qu*une desdicte de 
nostre volont^, et opposition de nos 
fantaisies. — Montaigne, 

Le reste ne veut pas Phonneur d'€tre 
nomm€. — Cometlle, 

Le riche a plus de parents qu'il ne con- 

Le roi de France ne venge pas les in- 
jures du Ducd*Orl&ins.— iiw/j XII, 
Le roi est mort, vive le roi ! 
Le roi et Titat. 
Le roi le veut. 

Le roi rdgne et ne gouveme pas. 

— Thiers, 

Le roi s'en avisera. 

The most wretched of all men is he who 
thinks that he is so, for wretchedness 
depends less on what we suffer, than 
on the impatience whereby we in- 
crease our unhappiness. 

The richest man takes only a shroud to 
the grave. 

The wisest man is he who does not 
think that he is the wisest. 

Wisdom keeps silent. 

Two of a trade seldom agree. 

The first blow is half the battle. 

If you put your little finger in, the 
whole hand goes. 

Scepticism is the first step on the road 
to philosophy. 

The first sigh of love is the last of 

First come, first served. 

The Speaker gave him leave to speak. 

The public ! how many fools are re- 
quired to make a public ? 

The quarter of an hour of Rabelais.* 

Radicalism is only the desperation of 

A girPs gaze is an ever-delightful in- 
terpreter of her thoughts, graciously 
revealing what the mouth dares not 

Repentance is a costly thing. 

Repentance is merely a contradiction of 
our will and an opposition to our 

The rest do not deserve the honour of 
being named. 

The rich man has more relations than 
he knows. 

The King of France does not avenge 
wrongs done to the Duke of Orleans.f 

The king is dead, long live the king ! 
The king and the state. 
The king wills it. 

(The king reigns and does not govern.) 
A description of a limited monarchy. | 

The king will consider the matter. 

* This reference to an incident in Rabelais is more familiar to English readers in the fonn 
tnauvais quart d*keure, 

t Words used bv Louis XII. on his accession in 1498. As Duke of Orleans he had suffered 
iudignities, but rerased to avenge them when his assumption of sovereign power gave him the 
opportunity to do so. 

i Thiers is said to have coined this ezoression, but it is really a translation of the Latin 
phrase uttered by Zamoiski in the Polish Diet, Rex rtfnat sed non gub^^rwt. 

Leg absent; ont tOQJoun tort. 

Lett adulaieois font leure orgw en p9- 

lont Ics aulrcs. 
Les afTaircs, c'est 1'argent dn autrea. 

— Alex. Dumas,JiU. 
Lcs affaires foet les hommes. 
Le S3gc cntcnd i dcmi tnot. 

Lc sage nc se repent pas, il se cotrige. 
Lc [icuple ne >e corriee pas, il k 
lepeiu. Lei feminci le jettent dam 
la penitence sans iccnniger, ct meme 
sans sc repencir. La pjnilmce rat 
lc dernier plaisir dcs fcmmcs. 

— LrniDntty. 

Les Smes ^miblci ont plus d'custence 
que les aulres. — Diiclos. 

Lea amis dc I'heure prfsente 

Ont lc nature! du melon. 

II faut en cssayer cinquantc 

Avanl qu'cn renconlret un bon. 

—Claude Mirmei. 

Les amourcnx sans fortune injuricnt ]e 
sort qui a dMdt que toutcs fc« grSces 
des plus belles scraicnt pour le? plu« 
riches, Cepcndanl, Crfous suffoque 
d'indJKnation ik sc voir^-olonticrsaban- 
donnei pour <Ics meur^dc-faim. 

—L. DJpret. 

Les amouis des gens rustiques se font i 
coups de poing. 

Les an ■ 


i lea gens de mainte- 

Les Anglaia onl I 'esprit public, et n 
I'honneur national. — Chateaubria 

Les Anghi! 

— Metternich. 
Les Anglais sont occupfa ; tls n'ont 
pas le temps d'flre poljs. bave no lime lo 

— Afoitlesguieu. nera. 

Lc sang qui coule cst-il done si pur ? Is tbe blood Ebat w 

• Till) wu Ihe qiuntjnn at\ei by Bamive in Ihe National Aiiei 
deploring the matui-re of the cotaniiti of St. Domingo. When 
condemned Id be cnillDtlbed, (be onlDDken tbautedoutthia brutal remj 

(A red et'ening and a white manung 
make glad the heart of the pilgrim.) 

An evenmg red and a morning grey 

Will set the traveller on his way. 

(The King and the State.) Motto of 
the Earl of Aahburaham. 

The abaeni are aiwayi in the ntone. 

Flatterers feather their nc9l by robbing 

Busiaess means other people's money. 

Business maltes men. 

The wise maa uoderataads with hall a 

The wise do not repent, but correct 
themseh'es ; the masses never coircct 
but repent. Women fly to repent- 
ance without correcting IhcR'Selvcs, 
and often without repenting. Peni- 
tence is woman's latest pleasure. 

Sensitive sonla have more teal life than 

Friends are like melons, you may try 
fifty before you meet a good one. 

Penniless lovers curse the fate which 
decides that the richest catrv oft" all 
the beauties. Yet Croesus «-ouId choke 
with indignation were he to be jilieil 

The love of rustic folk begins with 

blows and scratches. 
(The ancients, Sir, are the ancients ; we 

are the people of to-day.) Modem 

customs suit modern people. 
The English have public spirit, the 

French a jealous sense of their 

nation.l1 honour. 
The English have more good sense 

than anv other nation, but even they 

: they 




Les animaux se repaissent ; rhomme 
mange; Thomme d'esprit seul sait 
manger. — Brillat'Savarin, 

Le savoir-faire. 

Le savoir-vivre. 

Les battus payent Tamende. 

Les beaux esprits se rencontrent. 

Les belles passions cherchent les belles 

Ames. — T, ComeilU, 
Les bons comptes font les bons amis. 
Les bras crois^. 
Les cavaliers couraient A bride abattue. 

Les chevaux courent les bto£fices ct les 
^es les attrapent. 

Les circonstances ne forment pas les 
hommes; elles les montrent: elles 
d^voilenty pour ainsi dire, la royaut^ 
du g^ie, demi^re ressource des peu- 
ples ^teints. Ces rois qui n*en ont 
pas le nom, mais qui regnent v^ri- 
tablement par la force du caract^ et 
la grandeur des pensdes, sont ^lus par 
les ^v^nements auxquels ils doivent 
commander. Sans anc€tres et sans 
post6rit6, seuls de leur race, leor mis- 
sion remplie, ils disparaissent en lais* 
sant ^ Tavenir des ordres qu'il 6xecu« 
tera fiddlement. — F, de Lamennais, 

Les conseillers ne sont pas les payeurs. 

Les consolations indiscrdtes ne font 
qu*aigrir les violentes afflictions. 

— J, y Rousseau. 

Les coquettes sont comme les chats qui 
se caressent \ nous plut6t qu'ils ne 
nous caressent. — Rrvarol, 

Les coquettes sont les charlataas de 
Tamour. — La Rochefoucauld. 

Les corbeaux ne cr^vent pas les yeux 
aux corbeaux. 

Les cordonniers sont toujours les plus 
mal chauss^. 

Les courtes absences animcnt Tamour, 
mais les longues le font mourir. 

— Mirdbeau, 

Les courtisans sont des jetons, 
Leur valeur depend de leur place ; 
Dans la faveiu-, des millions, 
Et des zeros dans la dlsgrdce. 


Animals feed ; man eats, but the man 
of sense alone knows the right way 
to do it. 


Good breeding; knowledge of the 

(The beaten pay the fine.) The prizes 

to the victors. 
Great wits meet. 
Noble passions look for noble souls. 

Short reckonings make long friends. 

With folded arms ; idle. 

The horsemen rode at full speed. 

Horses run after prizes and asses get 

Circumstances do not shape men, but 
merely reveal them ; they unveil the 
ro^ty of genius — the last resource 
of^declining races. These uncrowned 
kings, who really reign by dint of 
their mettle and the greatness of 
their mind, are elected by the events 
they are bom to control. With no 
ancestors and no offspring, sole of 
their race, they go when their task 
is fulfilled, ana leave orders to the 
future which will be faithfully carried 

Those who are ready to adnse you will 

not pay your debts. 
Consolation given without tact adds 

to the affliction. 

Coquettes are like cats, playing on us 
rather than with us. 

Coquettes are love's sham-doctors. 

Ravens do not peck out ravens' eyes. 

The shoemaker's wife and the farmer's 
horse are always the worst shod. 

Short absences enliven love, but long 
ones kill it. 

Courtiers are counters— valued by their 

Silace : 
lions, in favour — zero in disgrace. 


Les cygnes out le lac, les aigles la moo- 

Les Imes ont Tamoar! — V. Uuga. 

Le$ dfraula des feimnes Icur ant £(£ 

doanes par la naiute pour excrccr les 

qualiti-5 dcs hommes. — Mmt. Ntcbtr, 

Les dulicats sont malheureiu ; 

Riea ne saurait In satisfairc. 

— La Fontaint. 
Les demicrs venus sont souvent le« 

Le5 doui yeux. 

Les caul sont tmases che; Jui. 

Lc secret it'ennuycr est celui de tout 
dire.— Voltaire. 


Les enrants liennenl de leurs parents 
en gi-ntril. 

Le^ cDignies m£mes que se pose rititel- 
ligence LenKNgnent de sa grandeur, 
car n'eiit-il pas vrai de dire Que celui- 
lil sail Ic plus qui sc fail a lui-mcine 
le plus de questions ? 

Le sens coinmun esl le g*™* ^^ 

Le senliment de devoir finit par do- 
miner tellemenl I'esprit, qu'il entre 
daUi le caractire el devient un dc ses 
trails principaux, justeoient comme 
une saine DOUniturc, perpftuellcmcnt 
re^ue, peat changer la masse du sang 
et devenir un des principes de notre 
ronslilution . — Alfred de Vigny. 

Les CDvieiix mourront mais noD jamais 

Les ?lres sen^bles ne sont pas dcs Stres 
senses . — Baliac. 

Les extrSmes se touchent.— ^frnW-. 

Les femmes aimenl la l^meritc. Quand 
on les *tonne on les intcreise, et 
quand on les inliresse on e?t bien 
prfs de leur plaire.— CA. Nedier. 

Les femmes aiment mieux qu'on froisse 
leur robe que leur amour-propre. 

The last to ci 

is often the master. 

Son glances. 

(The waters are low with him ; he is at 

low water.) lie is hnrd up. 
The secret of becoming a bore in c 

pany is lo say evcryiliiDg you Iran 
(Injured majesty.) High treason." 
Children generally reseulblc their pa- 

The very enigmas Intelligetice puts to 
Itself ate proof of its greatness, for is 
it not true that he who knows the 
mo^i, question? himself the most " 

Common se 

le genius of humanity . 

The feeling of dutj' finally masters the 
soul and enters into one's eharaclet 
and becomes its leading tmit, just 
as a wholesome food, perpetually 
received, may change the blood aod 
become an element of our constitii- 

The enWous nit! die, but 

SenMlivc persons are not 

the sensible 

Extremes meet. 

Women do not like faint hearts. 

When startled they become inter. 

ested ; and when interested, ihey 

are near to being pleased. 
Women would rather \a\e their dress 

than their conceit mfHed, 

riv^ frorn thfl Latin iiria ruajfstas, whicb was i 
infamoui profuiianil who plied Iheii 

roEUFi liopcdto nin pecuniar)- advanlarr. Nonsdiri. thli accuialion it frequMiIly cnployi'd 
by thtGermaq Emperor Against tboB« oTbii tubjectt wbo, difTerin^ frQmhiinotioDt offforirrn. 
mrnt, vmlure to aijail in speech or wriliDg tbe dignity af h>< augiit penon. The Getman 




Les femmes distinguees se mettent avec 
bon goiit. 

Les femmes ne sont nullement con- 
damn^ k la mediocrite ; elles peu- 
vent m£me pretendre au sublime, mais 
au sublime feminin. Chaque sexe 
doit se temr H sa place et ne pas 
affecter d'autres perfections quecelles 
qui lui appartiennent. 

— y, de Maistre, 

Les fenunes ont corrompu plus de 
ienmies que les hommes nen ont 
aim6. — Baltac, 

Les femmes ont plus de petits defauts, 
et les hommes plus de vices achev^s. 

— Quitard. 

Les femmes ont toujours quelquc 
arriere-pens^ . — Destouches, 

Les femmes ont trop d*imagination et 
de sensibility pour avoir beaucoup de 
logique. — Mme. du Deffand, 

Les femmes sont coquettespar £tat. 

— y, y Rousseau, 

Les femmes sont des poeles 4 dessus de 
marbre. — Charles Lemesle, 

X«es femmes sont passionnees dans tout 
ce qu' elles disent, et la passion fait 
parler beaucoup. — Fhulon, 

Les femmes sont souvent plus sensibles 
que sens^es. 

Les femmes trompent quelquefois Ta- 
mant, jamais Tami. 

— Alfred Mercier, 

Les femmes vont plus loin en amour 
que la plupart des hommes, mais les 
hommes Temportent sur elles en 
amitie. — La Bruyhre, 

Les finesses et les trahisons ne viennent 
que de manque d'habiletd. 

— La Rochefoucauld. 

Les fous font les festins, et les sages les 

Les fous invcntent les modes, et les 
sages les suivent. 

Les gens de m^rite losent dans des 
greniers, et les sots habitent dans des 
h6tels.— Z;MiW Marly, 

I-es gens fatigues sont querelleurs. 

Les grandcs pens^es viennent du coeur. 

— Vauvenargues. 

Les grands boeufs ne font pas les 
grandes joum^s. 

Ladies are distinguished by their good 
taste in dress. 

Women are in no wise condemned to 
mediocrity; they may even aspire 
to the sublime — ^in a womanly way. 
Each sex should keep to its place 
and not seek other perfections than 
those that belong to it. 

Women have corrupted more women 
than men have loved. 

Women have the more petty faults 
and man the more finished vices. 

Women always have some mental re- 

Women have too much imagination 
and sensitiveness to have much 
power of reasoning. 

Coquetry is woman's business. 

Women are stoves covered in with 

Women are enthusiastic about every- 
thing they talk of, and enthusiasm 
makes one talk freely. 

Women are frequently more sensitive 
than sensible. 

A woman sometimes deceives her 
lover, but her friend, never. 

Women go further in love than most 
men, but men distance them in 

Trickenr and treachery are the outcome 
of a lack of tact. 

Fools make feasts, and wise men eat 

Fools invent fashions, and wise folk 
follow them. 

Men of merit dwell in garrets, and 
fools in mansions. 

Tired folk are quarrelsome. 

Great thoughts proceed from the heart. 

It is not the biggest oxen that do the 
best day's wonc. 



Lea p-^nds diseura nc soai pa» let, Greil laUten are 

Lei sr^adi hommea d'aclion ae con- 
blruJE^nt pas d'avancect dc [outcs 
pifcci leur plan de condi 

— Guizol. 

Great men of action do not plan before- 
haail all the deioila or Cfacir future 

course of action. 

l^s [^aiida hommes qui nc doive 

IS dc la 

vie, il est, ponr ainsi dire, rendu 1 
lui-m6nie ; c'est loi qu'on voil ; il 
quilt e Ic penonnage, et ne monire 
plus que 5a pttsonne. — AJassiifan. 

Lcs grands maoEears et Ics grands 
dornicurs lont incapiibles de lien 
faire de grand,— //rH"' /C. 

Lcs grands oe sonl grands que parceque 
nous sommeii d geaoui : relevons- 
n 0D5. — Prud'huntrnt. 

Lcs gieves font bi'iucotip dc tort au» 

Les gros larronfi ont loujours lcs man- 

ches pleines de baillons. 
Les gtoa larmus pendent les pelits. 
Les heureux n'uot point d'amis, puis* 

Qu'il u'eu rcile point aus malheureui. 

—De Nein'ilU. 

Les liommcs font les lois, les fcmnies 

font les nueuTS. — Guibeil. 
Les hommes fripons en detail sont en 

gros (le ir^s honnftes geus. 

Les bommes pr^chent chacun pour son 

Les hommes rnuEissent molns de leura 

crimes que de lcun> iaiblcsses ct de 

leur ranite. — La Btuyire. 
Les hommes seraient de grands saints 

s'ils aimaienl aulant Dieu que les 

temmes , — 5oi«/- Tliomai. 
Les hommes sont la caose que les fern- 

mes ne s'aimcnl point. — La Bruyirt. 
Les homines sont raies. 
Le* hommes veulcnl 5lrc esclaves quel- 

que patt el puiset U de quoi dominer 

ailkun.~/-a Bruyirt. 

Great men, whose only claim to 11 
title is based on cei lain famous a< 
in their life, are sometimes merely 
great in a theatrical w ' ' " 

to speak, on the stage ; h 
a part : but in the ordinary habits of 
lile, he is, as il were, restored I 
hiniself; wc then see ihc man; h 
ceases to be an actor, and displays 
his real character. 
Great caters and great steepen ai 
capable of doing anything else thai is 


Strikes injure Ihc workm^ 

Knowing thieves always have a gag 

Great thieves hang the little ones. 
The fortunate have no friends, for there 
are none for the unfortunate. 

Men make la? 

Men who, taken singly, arc rogues, are 

often very honest men when taken 

(Eveiyman extols his ovin saint.) Men 

all nave an eye to their own interest. 
Man blushes less for his crimes Chan 

for his frailties and his vanity. 


Men are the cause of women haling one 

Real men are scarce. 
Men are willing to be slaves somewhile, 

to derive thence the wherewithal to 

domineer elsewhere. 

. aH,it RhcMun, J, Pan 


Lcs honnCtei remmes parlent trte-volon- 

tout en panussant restimer beaumup, 
dies s'habillent de telle fafoc qu'il 
n'y a pas un seul raban de leur 
ItnlcUe qni ne nous en eloigne. 

—A. Ritari. 

Les honneurs changent lea moeuis. 

Les honneurs complenl. 

Le silence du peuple est la Icfon des 

Le Mlence est le parti le plus sflr pour 
celoi qui se dCtie de soi-mfme. 

— La Roche/ouaiidd. 
Le silence est I'espiit des sols 
Et I'une des vertus dn sage. 

/irtuoos women freely prate of platonic 
aFTectioD and seem to value it highly, 
yet they always dress «o dut not a 

ribbon waves us away. 

Honours cbange manners. 

Honours come dear. 

The people's silence is the lesson of 

Silence is the vni of the foolish and a 

Le silence itemel de 
m'eifraye . — Paieal. 

Les invenleurs one le preoiier rang, i 
juste litre, dans la mimoire des hom- 
mes. — Voltaire. 

Lcs jours approcheni oil rh6roIsrae 
sera ausd facile i. Time de ['homme 
qui; le sourire est facile an visage de 
I en fant . — Montigut. 

1^5 jours se suivent et oe se reisein- 
blent pas. 

LcE jugements de la foule oc sont ja- 
mais revisfe. lis sonl loujours rtmiir- 
"'it que la foule a plus de pas- 

espaces iniiiiis The eternal silence of the infinite in 
spires me with awe. 

rs hold the first rank, justly, L 
i memory. 

siona que d'id6s.— 
Las larmes aux yeni. 
Leslarrons s'entrebattent e 

■A loups ne se mangent pas ei 

Les mariages les plus parfails sont les 
moins impatfaits ; les plus pacifiqaes 
sont les mains orageui.— Zo Roclu. 

Les manages sonl icrits dans le del. 

Les maavaises nouvelles odI des ailes. 

Les maux viennent i livres, et s'eii vont 

The time is nigh when heroism will 
come as readily to tbe human soul as 
the smile does to the child's face. 

The judgments of the mob are never 
revised but quatktd, for the mob has 
more passions than ideas. 

In the melting mood. 

^Vl)eD tbieves fall out honest men come 
lo their own. 

Wolves do not devour thnr own 

The most perfect marriages are those 
least imperfect, and the most peace- 
ful are the least stormy. 

Marriages are made in heaven. 

Bad news travels apace. 

Troubles come in pounds and depart in 

Les n 

me a&euse 
bUme, fiut, 

mfdisanti enfin 

Qu'un homme de b( 
et dttesle. — Goize. 
Leg mensonges passent, la vftitf teste. 

Lies perish, but truth abides. 
Apbaiethat iiof di(p*t*d«rifiD. ICirabeai qoaled it ia o«e of his ifMcbM. 


Lc^ mnrleh MM Igaux ; 

— Rabtlaii. 
es own paitre. 

(The dead aic always duin^ wrong.) It 
is easy \a blune [he dead, becau&e 
theycannol leply. 

Walls haw ears. 

The sinews of war are 

(Tbe goslings would lead iJie gecw out 
to grass,] Tack would leach his 
- lick q 

graony to suck eggs. 
Desliay gives us parents, hut w 

our own frieods. 
The pfrfurae of Bowers is the jiiayet 

"" ■ thai Ihey offer up la 

Le sqrt fail les parents, le choii lait les 

1-es parfums des flcuis. c'csl leur prtete 

et I'EDLcns qu'ellcs ofTrenl au ciel. 

—Slaht (Hdul). 
Lc Sipecire rouge. 
Les pcasies sont la picrre de louche de 

Tespri t . — Moliire. 
L'espemnce est le sotige d'un homme Hope is the dream of a waking 

L'espCrance ct la crainte sunt Insepar- 
ables. — La Rechffoucauld. 
Les petits cadeaux 

The red spectre* 

Thoughts are the touchstone ofwi 

(Hope and fear never can be separ 

Tney always go hand in band. 
Little presents foster friendship. 

font les grandes 

Les plaisirs de la pensie soni des re- 
medes conlrc les blessurcs du cteur. 

— Mme. de Stael. 
Les plaisirs Citiguent \ la longue. 
Lea plaisirs sont amers silfit qu'oo en 

Les plus courtes folies sont les meil- 

Le plus grands clercs ne sont pas les 

plus fta^.—Rfgnitr. 
Les plus habiles affcctent toute leur vie 

de blbaer les linesses, pour s'eo ser- 

vir en quelque grande occasion et 

pour quetque grand in(er£t. 

— La Rochefoucauld. 
Les plus nisis sont les premiers pris. 

The !^niall streams make I he great 
rivers. Many a ouckle makes a 

Mental recreation is the remedy for 
wounds of the heart. 

Even pkasures pall. 

Pleasures become bitter as soon as 

they are abused. 
Tbe sborlest follies ate tbe best. 

The best-educated men are not the 

The craftiest schemers affect .ill tbeir 
life long lo censure cunnrng in order 
to make use of it on a great occasion 
to gain some great advantage. 

The iiaftiesi folk are 

Tbe hope of pleasure 
pleasure itself. 

the litsl to be 

L«i pols fflfs sont ccDx qui darent Ic 

L^ prtjagfs aont les roU du viilgatre. 

— Vollairt. 
Let premien sentiments sont toajouis 

les plus naturels.— Zouu XIV. 
Les premiets vont devanl. 
Les princes se strvent dcs homines 

comroe le laboureur des abeilles. 
Les principes refus dans t'eafance m- 

semblent i ces caractires tracfs sui 

I'fcorce d'un jeune arbre, qui crois- 

sent, qui se dfveloppent avec lui, 

et (bnl paitie dc lui-taSme. 
L'esprit de I'homme a trois clefs qui 

onvrent tout : savoir, penser, r£ver, 

tout est li. — Victor Hugo. 

L'esprit est toDjonrs la dope du coenr. 

-La Rothefoucauld. 
L'Mprit nons seit quelqnerois i fjure 

haraiment des sotlises. 

—La Rockefouaaild. 
L'eaprit qu'on veut avoir gSte celni 

qu on a. — Grttset. 
L'esprit icvolulionnure n'enseigpe am 

peuples que ses droits ; l'esprit reli- 

gieux lui enseigiie de plus sesdevoin. 

—X Aubryet. 

hei regards sont les premiers billels- 

doui de I'amour. — Ninon de Lenclos. 
Lc<i rois onl les mains tongues. 
Les sots depnis Adaia sonE en majo- 

ntt.~Catimir Delavignt. 
Les soDvenirs embellissenl la vie, I'ou- 

bli seul la rend possible. 

— General Cialdini. 
Les talents son! dislribuds jiar la nature, 

sans fgard aux genealogies, 

— Frederic the Great. 
Les tonneaui vides soni ceux qui font 

le plus di: bruit. 
Le style c'esl de \'\iOmmt.—BuffoH. 


int le The cracked pot lasts longest. 

ire kings over 

ipulses are always the most 


Our first i 

First come first served. 

Princes use men as the cottager uses 

The principles which we imbibe in our 
intancy resemble the marks on the 
l>ark of a young tree, which grow 
and increase with it, and become 
part of its being. 

The human mind has three keys open- 
ing all locks: knowledge, reflexion, 
imagination — in. these three things 
everything is contained. 

The mind is always the dupe of the 

Wit sometimes helps us to carry off 
follies with a bold face. 

Striving to t)e witty spoils what wit we 

The revolulionaiy spirit teaches peoples 
their rights alone; the religious 
spirit teaches them their duties, too. 


litst epistles. 

the majority 

Kings have long arms. 
The fools have been 

ever since Adam's lime. 
Memories make life beautiful, forget- 

fulness alone makes it possiUe. 

Talents ore bestowed by nature im- 
partially, regardless of the receiver's 

Empty barrets sound the loudest. 

Le style des vrais an 

lants est limpide. 

Aussi, dis qu'un 
peut faire plainr i 

e lettre d'amour 

un tiers qui la lit, 

est-elle i coup sHr 

sortie de la (tteet 

True love writes clearly ; hence, when 
a love-letter pleases a third party, it 

from the heart. 

uy nrlitioBi. e^., Lt itjlt c'al Fliemmt 

i9o LE sr 

[.c stylt' est rhoniBie meme. Le slylc 

lie peut doac ni s'cDlever, ni se traos- 
])arter. ni i'a1t£rer: s'il est Bevt, 
noblr, sublime, I'autenr sera tgale- 
ineiit admirt dans toua les lemps : 
car il n'y a que la vfril* qui soit dut- 
ablc, el mime eteraelle.— Ai^on, 
La slyic n'est que I'ordre el le monve- 
menl qu'an met dan; ses pcnsfea. 

Le suflrage universel a beau avoir da 
^clip^es, il est I'unique mode de 
gouvcrDcmcDt : le tniflrage univer- 
scl, c'i-s( la puissance, bien supfrieure 
i la foTCe. — Victor Huga. 

Le superllu, chose trii nfce^saire. 

— Voltain. 

Les vice's de la cour onl commence la 
revolution: tes vices tla pcuple 
rachevcTODt, — Cham/art (?) 

Le talent cat on don que Dicu noos a 
fait en secret, el qoe dqixs rfvSlons 
sans le savoir. — Monitsquieu. 

L'ital, c'esi moi. 

Le temp est un grand maitr 

bien les choses.— 6"o"i(iVit. 
Le temps fuil, el nous tralne avec soi. 
Le moment oil je paric est dfji loin de 

moi. — Boileau. 

I les 

e, il rigle 

n pen d'heurc, 

Le (errain le plus vulgai 
certain lustre i. deven 
balaille. Austerlitz et . 

Le travail ^lotgne de nous trois grands 
maux. 1'eonui, le vice, ct le besoin. 

I^ trident de Neptune est le sceptre 
du monde. — Leinierre. 

The style is the man. Hence il caonot 
ribe of itself, or change o 
it be noble, sablime, and elevated, 
the author wilt be admiifd similarly 
in all time ; for truth it durable, aye. 


Though universal suHrage has many 
eclipses, it remains the only inie 
mode of government : it is powc 
superior thing to force. 

The •.upeHluQ 

I very necessary thiDg, 

The vices of the court commenced the j 

revolution; the «cea of the people j 

will (iiiish it. 1 

Talent is a gin vrhich Heaven hasgranted I 

to men in secret, and when they po*- T 
sess this gift, men reveal the facl u- 

The State ! I .im the Stale* 

Time is a great master who rules 

things welL 
Time flies, n-ith us behind liis car— even 

the moment in which I speak is 

already far away. 
Time cures pain and appeases quarrels, 
' ige and -lie no longer 

the sai 
The pri 


big with the 

Victor h 

eathet changes in a very short 
; who laughs this moming may 
ght weep. 

t ground gains some 
V being a battlefield : Auster- 
Jitz and Marengo are little villages 
but bear great names. 

The effect of the whole; the general 

Labour rids us of three great evils — 

irksomeness, vice, and need. 

the empire of the world. 


Le trop grand empreiMiiKnt qa'on a 

de s acquitter d'une obligation Mt 

Doe Mptee d'inenititude. 

— La RachefoucauU. 
LetWe'de cachet. 
L'^iude commence ud honnete homme, 

le commerce des fcmmes t'ach^e. 

— St. Evrtmtnd. 
Le vaUseau £tut i deux doigts de sa 



Le veritable Amphitryon est I'Amphi- 

tiyon oa I'on dme. — Mtdiire. 
Le vMtable g£iue de notte ipoqne 

coniisie dans le simple bon sens. 

— Thiert. 
Le vin donnf aux onvrieis est le plos 

cber vendu. 
L« vrai n'eit pas touioim vnlsem* 


Le viaisemblable eat le vrai pour Ics 

sols. — Gmiami, 
L'exactitode de dter Mt un talent plus 

rare qu'on ne pense. — BayU. 
L'exactitude est Is politessc dea roii. 

—Limit XVIJL 
L'eip6ience, c'est le noni que la plu- 

part des hommrs doonent iVon lolies 

el i leur chagrins. — A. de Musset. 

A warrant of arrest. 
A gentleman berins his training by 
study, but female society finishes it. 

Tte vessel was all but lost. 

To rise ! 

L'habit ne fait pat le moine. 
L'beure dn bet^. 

L'histoire de ramour est I'histoire du 
genre humain ; c'est un beau 1i>Te i 
(aiie. — CHarUs Nodier. 

L'histoire est bonne personne ; soyez 
en possession d'ane forte id£e drama- 
tique, elle vons foumira toujoors le 
nmieu qui lui sicd le mienx et le 
cadre qui la met le plus en relief 

tonrij, tani on the fainiliir tu^e trick of 
qaotedm » incomplete fom wit>iadlSa«nt n 
tk«T an iu«d to ^f^tj tbs id«l of lb« ayi^op 
admttiiM to be |>ineil fron it. 

The real Amphitryon is the Amphi- 
tryon with whom we dine.' 

The true genius of the lime in which 
we live is plain common-sense. 

Gifts to your worlcmen are the best 

(The truth is not alwa}^ probable.) Troth 

is stranger than fiction. 
Truth does not always look like tratb. 

What looks like the truth is truth 

enough Tor fools. 
Accuracy in quotation is a rarer talent 

than is imagined. 
Punctuality is the politeness of kings. 

Experience is the n: 

e most men give 

their follies and their 

Expression being the supreme aim, the 
art best recalling it U the foremost of 
all the arU. 

The frock doesn't make the monk. 

(The shepherd's hour.) The lucky 
moment ; the opportunity which, 
lost, can never be regained. 

The history of love is that of mankind; 
a splendid work to write. 

History is kind to playwrights; be 
possessed of a strongly dramatic idea. 
and history will always supply you 
with the most suitable scene and the 
suTTOnndings to set it in the highest 

mini from tl»t coDtiin^ in the ari^nal plu. 

ot *ma otinata Meadililp by the woHdj 

_t un conqufrant meilleur; celui-li 

3ui a :laas VSme la vntie chadif 
ivine, la vraie (ialeniil6 bumainc, a 
en mSme temps dans I'mlelligcncelc 
vtii ginie potitiqur:, et en un root, 
pour qui gouveme lc9 hommeii, c*est 
la mime chose d'etre saint et d'flre 
grand. — Hrtor /iugo. 

L'hommc doit se meltre au dcssus des 

prfjugis, el la femme s'y sonmellte. 

— Mine, ffeckfr. 

L'homme est de filace aux vfritfs ; 

II e!l de feu pour le mensonge. 

— La Fanlaine. 

L'homme e^t louiours I'eafaot, el I'en- 
faot toujours I'honiTne. 

L'homme est un atmtenti, la doulenr est 
«in malae.^Alfnd de Miusit. 

L'homme est un voyaeeuc qui cherche 
sa palrie. Ne marchez point la t£te 
bais?fe ; il Tsnt lever Ics yeui pout 

L'homme n'e^t qu'un roseau, le plus 
faihle de la nature, mais c'est un 
roseau pensanl. II ne Taut pas que 

Une vapeur, une goutle d'eau suRit 
pour te tuer. Mats quand Tunivers 
I'ecraserail, Thomme serait encore 
plus noble que ce qui le tue, parce 
qu'il sail qu'il meurt ; et I'avantage 
que I'uiiivets a sur lui, I'univers n'en 
sail ,\ea.— Pascal. 

L'homme propose et Dieu dispose. 

L'homme qui enlre daos le cabinet de 
toilette de sa femme est un philo- 
sophe ou un imbicjle. — Balzac. 

L'homme qui n'aime que soi ne bait 
rien tant que d'Slre seal avec soi. 


L'homme qui 'it dans rindifference est 
celui aui n'a point encore vu la femme 
qu'il doit aimei.~/,(i Bruyirr. 

L'homme tepu n'est pas le mSme que 
l'homme Sjeun. — Brillal-Savaria. 

L'homme s'agite, Dieu le m^e. 

— Finelon, 

Ihe man of peace is a greater uonqueror 
than the man of war, and a nobler . 
one ; he who has in bis sool red 1 
divine charity, real love of his brother I 
maa, has, ai the tame time, ml I 
political genius in his mind. In a T 
word, foi the ruler of men sainlliaess 
and greatness are identical qualiti 

The man is always Ihe child, and Ihe J 

child is always the man- 
Man is an apprentice, Sorrow is b 

Manis a traveller seeking his otmlaa 
Let him not walk with downcHt I 
eyes. Iiut keep them uplifted to the ' 
slars in order lo knoiv ilie right path 
to follow. 

The tight man. 

Man is neither an angel, nor a 

Man is a reed, the feeblest thing in 
nature. But a reed that can think. 
The whole universe need not fly to 
arms lo kill him; for a little heal or a 
drop of water can slay a man. But, 
even then, man would be nobler than 
his destroyer, for he would know he 
died, while the whole universe would 
know nothing of its victory. 

Man proposes and God disposes. 

The husband who intrudes in his wife's 
dressing-room is cither a fool or a 

The man who loves himself alone, bates 
nothing so much as being left in soli- 

The man who lives a calm, unruffled 
life, is he who Ims not yet seen the 
uoman whom it is his destiny to love. 

The man replete with food is not the 
the same man as when fasting. 

Man flutters and God guides his flight. 

L'houneur est commu one He cscaipee 

On D'y peut ^us rentier dis qu'cm en est 

dehors. — jBoiltau. 
L'hftte et le potsson en trois jouis 5 

L'huis^er nussier, 

L'hymen vient apiis Tainour comme U 

fumte apri» U flamme. — Chamfart. 
L'hypociisie est un hommage que le 

— La Rochefautauld. 
L'hypocrite el le flatteui dc paidoonenl 
point i. ceux qu'ils flalleni ; cela lea 
diminue. Ilsensouflrent. Voilipour- 
quoi le nultre est abhorrf du courti- 
ian.—Pk. ChaiUs. 

L'igaurimce toujour^ mime 1 h servi- 
tude. — Mmt. Dtsbordes-Vaimort. 

L'imagiuatioQ est la falle du loeis. 

— Maiebrancke. 

L'imagiiution est une libertine qui 
d&habille tout ce qu'elle coavoiie. 
~A. RuarJ. 

L'impossibilitC de durCe et de longueur 
dans les liaisons humaines, me nuni- 
nent sans cesse i la n&»ssil£ de I'iso- 
lemenl. — Chateaubriand. 

L'impdt stir le revenu. 

L' indolence est toujours indocile. 

L'indulgeoce pour soi et la duretf pout 
les aulres n e^i qu'un seul et mtme 
vice. — La Bntyire. 

la reconnaissance allire de nouveaux 
bieofaits. — Madame di Shdgni. 

1,'injubtice 1 la fin ptoduit I'ind^pen- 
dance. — foltaire. 

L'intention de ne jamais Irompei nous 
expose ietre souvent Iromp^. 

— Zji RochefQUcauld. 



Livres defcndus. 

L'obstination et ardeur d'opiniun est la 
plus sure ptcuvc di; betiM:. 

— MontiiigHt. 

In three days a fish and a guest 
Are far from being at their best. 
Tbe mace-bearer. 
Marriage comes after love as smoke 

after Same. 
Hypocrisy is the homage wbkh vice 

pays to virtue. 

The hypocrite and the Hatterer never 
for^vc those they tawn upon, for it 
behttles them anti they feel it ; hence 
tbe Icing is haled by the courtier. 

An ilhcit connection. 

Ignorance always leads to servitude. 

Imagination is a libertine unveiling all 

The impossibility of t 

duration in human relationships ever 
forces me to believe in the necessity 
of cultivating solitude. 

The income-tax. 

Indolence wilt not be led or driven. 

(The final fruit of injustice is indcpeod- 
cDce.) Despotism leads to revolution. 

The resolve never to deceive exposes 
us to being often deceived. 

A literary man. 

Part of a book published in series. 
(Prohibited booksl. Books not alloured 
by the Roman Catholic Church to he 

Place ; premises. 




L'occasion Ssdt 1e lanon. 
L'leil du maltre eagiaisse le cheva). 
Loin de9 yeiii loin du ccenr. 
L'oiicnu ae doit pat i^alir mid oid. 
L'otiiivelf est la mfre de [ous les vices. 

L'on mnf\e »0D secret dam ramitif, 
mais il <chappe dans ramour, 

— La Bruyire. 

LoDgue demeun! fail changeiami. 

Loiijjuc languc, coiulc main. 

Longues pnroIcB faiit Ics jouts coutts. 

L'oiage csi eocore iiiie de& crueUci 
iprcuxes de Vt\.i. 11 est bien diffi- 
cile d'.-ivDJr un bon caractirc el d'Stte 
oiniable un jour d'orage. 

— Mmt. dt Girvrdin, 

L'ordre moral est tip pardes loia oiusi 
ioimunblea que Votdre physique. 
C'l'si ce qui cause un a Brand *ton- 
nement aoi rivolnlionnairei nufs. 
ignQrauts et 5Uperficic!s [Is iitii- 
vent i prodmre un fbrnnlenient, no 
boukversemeut, une revolution ; el 
quelques lonees, quelques mois, quel- 
qucs jours apris, ccs grands riforma- 
teurs s'apctjoivent que c'esi ciacte- 
ment la mfrne chose qu' autrefois, 


L'ordre rigne \ Varsovie. 

L'oreille est le chcmin du ctcur, 
Et le c(eur I'esl du rcstc. 

—MIU. 4i Scudiri. 

L'orgucil fail faire autant de ba^esses 

II fleuves dont 
le pins eeltbbre fait perdre te uom de 
r autre.— ,!///>. dc Scudiri. 

Applaudit A gruids cris, son doux 

regard qui briJle 

Fait briller lous les yeux, 
Et les plus ttistcs fronts, les plus 

be dfridcnt soudaiu \ loir I'eiirint 

Innocent el joyeux. — V. Hugo. 
L'uubli est la fteur qui croit li: niieux 
sur les lombeaus.— C Sand. 
' Wcrdiu9cdbySclM«tiiinE. the Krc 

Opportunity makes the thief. 

The master's eye makes the horse fat. 

Out of sight out of mind. 

lt"s a ditty bird that fouk its ow 

Satan finds some mischief stitl Ibr idle | 

hands to do. 
Friendship may be Irusled with a Secret, I 

but love Itis il eatape. 

Long absence changes fiiends. 

Quick tongue, slow hand. 

Long tallis make days seem short. 

A summer shower is a ciud expetieni-'c. 
Il is hard to have a good dispositio 
and to be pleasant on a rainy day. 

Moral order is regulated by laws as im. i 
mutable is those of the physical I 
world. It is this fact which coft< •] 
founds the simple minds of ignorant \ 

and superticial tevolulionisls. These 
bring about an upheai-al, a social 
earthquake, a revolution, and then, 
a few years, or a few months, or a 
few days after this event, these great 
reformers discover that things arc in 
exactly the same condition they were 

n befor. 



t Wai 

Pride prompts as many acti of base- 
ness a^ love of gain. 

\Vhen friendshi]) become?, love, tliey 
blend tike two streams, of which the 
most famous absorb^ ei'cn tlic name 
of the other. 

When the child appears on the scene, 
the family circle loudly welcomes il ; 
and all eyes brighten at the sight of 
the child's bright eyes. The bto«-s 
that are most wrinkled with care- 
yea, even those that perchance arc 




of the P 

upon graves. 
:ei, lo the Chinibci 
. Order hud been 

Loyal devoir. 
Loyauif m'obliBc. 
LoyauU n'ahonte. 

L'udlitt de la verta eat si manireste, qae 
les nichants la pratiquenl par inlt- 
rft. — yamienarguet. 

(Loyal to death). 

qnii of Ely, 
Loyal duly. 
Loyalty binds a 

Motto of the Mar- 

] shame.) Motto of 
(Union makes slrcDgCb.) Motto of the 

King of (be Belgiaos. 
Wfaat is one num's meat Is anodm 

Tbe value of virtue is so manifest, that 
knaves practise it to serve their 
material mterestt. 

Madame semeuTt! Madame est morte ! 


Ma foi, vous £tes bien curieux. 

— Talleyrand. 
Maille i ttiaille on fait le haubergeon. 
Maintiens le droit. 
Maints sont bons parce qn'ils ne peuveni 

Mais dans ce monde, il a'y a rien 

d'assuri que la mort et les impOts. 
Mais la grande marque d'amour, c'est 

d'etre soumis aox volont£s de celle 

qu'on aime. — Stotiirt. 
Mais I'honocur sans argent n'est qa'one 

maladie. — Raci ne. 
Maisou d'arrit. 
MaisoD de force. 
Maisou de saut£. 
Maison de ville. 
Mais qn'on quitCe aisement une anctenne 

Qu'on embrasse avec peine un anden 

ennemi ! — Rignier-Oeimarets. 
Mais void bien une aatre flte. 

— La Fontaine. 
Maltre d'hAtel. 
Malades imaginaires. 

• AfamoiuHcliaiitlonofBoKiKt iDthcfun. 
DncboH d'Orlfint, He i) dnciibini the cITecl 
th* Ducheii ii djlii(, ib& tbco that >be ii Ac^i. 

* The i«pt)f of Talleyrand to u inpitirat 

t A Kne fram the hbl* of " Tha ut ud the o 
who pT«t«iidi lr> be r ~ ' 

Madam is dying J Madam is dead !* 

(My faith.) Good gracious! 
Yon are ceally very inquisitive.t 

Link by link the chain is made. 

Maintain the right. 

Many a one is good because he can do 

Nothing is certain in this world but 

death and taies. 
The B 


Honours without money an 

House of custody: piison. 
House of correction ; bridewell. 

The (own hall. 

It is as easy to part with an old sweet- 
heart as it is hard to shake haodi 
with an old enemy. 

But then a different sort of festival 

took place. t 

People that fancy themselves ill. 
iriUermoD deUverEcI Do Hnrietta o( Eiflud, 

ireditor, irh<i venlured to inquire ohes hii bill 

d rat," in which ii related the nue of the cat 
hs mic:e. Id tha midit of their merrrinakinf , 








Maiadic du pays. 



Hal i propos. 

Dl-limeJ; out of place. 

Mai de ni«. 


Malgre le ton. 

(Despite oC wrong.) Motia of Lord 

Malgrt Qous. 

In spite of us. 

MiURre BOi. 

In spite of one's self; against the erain. 

Malgrt lout le succfa de 1 



In spile of all the successes of the evtl, the 


world always come round to the good 

Je sens qu'on en revieot toujours 

in the end. 

ham, gens,— (?r««/. 


Unhappy France, unhappy kinj; 1 

Malheur ne vicnl jamais aeul 

Misfortunes never come alone. 


The mail-coach; the mail. 

Mai soupe qui lout d!ae. 

He has a scanty supper who cats up 


The art of horsemanship. 

ManuiT son blfi en herbe. 

(To eat youi com when it is only 
sprouiine.) To bum the candle at 

Manger ui 

Mani6re d ^Ire 

Marchand d oiguons se connait en 

Marchandi'ic qui plait, est i demi 

Marchand qui perd ne peul rtrc. 

Marcher bras dessus bras dessous. 
Mariage d'fpervicr : hi femelle vaut 

mteui que le mille. 
Marie ton fils quand tu voudras, maii 

ta lille quand tu pouiras. 
Mari sourd et femuie aveugle font 

toujours bon mena{;e. 
Marqu£ ^ I'A. 

(To eat a mor^l on the thumb.) 
partake of a hurried, scJnty tneal. 

Manner; deportment. 

A dealer in ooions is a goo<i judge of 

Goods that please are half sold. 

{The salesman who loses cannot laugh.) 

Do not expect the loser to laugh. 
To walk arm in arm. 

iwk's marriage ; the hei 

> the 

Mauraise est la saison quand ti 

mange I'autre. 
Mauvaise herbe croil toujours. 
Maui-aise honte. 
Mauvaise humeur. 
Mauvaise plaisanterie. 
Mauvais goflt. 

' Tbit wu the heading of i ncni 
of i8io. which drovo Chulo X., Ihc 

t Honey coined at Parii used lo 1» 
letUn. Tha coin) mide id Paiii weg 

A deaf husband and 
a happy home. 

(Marked «ith an A. 
quality ; it is At.! 

'Tis a hard winter wb 

A weed always grows. 
False shame. 
Au ill-timed 

ou « ill, and your 
blind wife make 
I Of litsl-class 
■n one wolf eats 

Maovaii sujet. 

HaaraiB ton. 

Mfchant chien, court lien. 

Mfchant ouvrier jamiiis ne (rouverii 

boos oulils. 
M&hant poulain pcut devenir boo 

Medecm, gufiis-toi toi-mlme. 
Mediocre et lampaDt, el Ton anive i 
tout . — Baiumarc/uiis, 


Meme le Grand Napolfon ne pouvait 
pas diner deux fois. — Alphontt Karr. 

MEme quand t'niseau marche on sent 
qu'il a des ailes. — Lemurn. 

Mener & la li$iire ; mener en laiiue ; 
mener par le nez. 

Mentir, c'est I'absola du tnal ! Pen 
mentir n'est pas possible ; celui qui 
ment, ment tout le mensonge ; men- 
tit, c'est la face m£me du dfmon ; 
Satan a deux nums, il s'appclle Satan 
et il s'appelle mcnsoDgc. 

— Victor Hugo. 

l&in des passions, des arts ct des 

Qui, penplant t'univeis de fantOmes 

Et d'espoit lour & tout ct de crainte 

Ou dote ou rembnuiil te tableau de la 

Uite pilieuse fait la fille ragneuse. (A. tender mother has a worthleis 

daughter.) Spare the rod and sptnl 

the child. 


(A bad quarter of an hour.) An tin- 
comfottable time ; a disagreeable 


A vicious dog must have a short chain. 

A bad workman always finds fault with 

his tools. 
An ugly colt may make a good horse. 

Physician, heal thyself. 

The man with commonplace aspiia- 

lions, who crawls thro^h life, may 

reach any position of eminence. 
(A mixture.) A light entertainment 

of a mixed chaiacter. 
A disorderly light . 
Even the bee ca 

without flowers. 
Even the great Napoleo 

dine twice in a day. 
(Even when a bird walks, we feel that 

it has wings.) The man of genius is 

leveded even in triviAl matters- 
Household ; housekeeping ; economy. 
(To save the goat and the cabbage.) To 

run with the hare and hold with the 

To lead by the nose. 

Lying is the acme of evil. White lies 
are noQ-eiistent, for a lie is wholly 
a liei falsehood is the personifica- 
tion of e%-il ; Satan has two names : 
he is called Satan, and he is called 
the Father of Lies. 

The bUl of bre. 

Imagination, mother of the arts, Che 
passions, and talent, you people the 
universe with brilliant phantoms, and 
with hope or feat altemaldy gild or 
blacken the picture of life. 

. make honey 

* Thii pbrau it foiu 
ibtufB, ud > wolf. 


IB Ih.^ old tide of the E 

ber. AiukDict 

rhick ho could 


rem, tSche, 

Avani la mort, de u'lUe poitil nonunf. 

— £>t la Jvyt. 


Marriage wilh i person of inferior nek. 
toutje. (Red Mass.)* 

McssieurslesAnglais, lirciUspranicrs. Gentlemen of England, firefirsl.t 
Mc(s ton manteau comme vienl le venl. Arrange your cloak as [he wind blows. 
Metlrc de I'cau dans sod vin. (To put water in his wine.) To pour 

oil on troubled waters. 
To put the cart before the horse. 
(Toput one's feci in ihedish.) Toutter 

an welcome [ruths. 
To make a fair i»py of a document, 
Bel[eT alone thao in bad company. 
Enough ii belter than too much. 
Belter a friend upon the road than gold 

Mellte un 

document au net. 

Micui seul que mal accompagnf. 

Mieui vaut nssei que Irop. 

Mieun vaut avoir ami eo voie qn'or ou 

argent en coorroie. 
^^ieuI laui bon rcpai que bel habit. 

Mieui vau 

Mieux vau 

de lion. 

1 couard ([Vie trop hiirdi. 

t cngin que force, 

[ etrc tfte de cbien que queue 

Mieui vaut glisser du pied que de la 

Mieui vaul goujal debout qu'empereur 

enterr*.— Za Fontainr. 

>r silver 

MIeux vaul marcher devani une poule 

que derriere un bteuf. 
Mieux vaut perdre lalainequela brebis, 
Mieux vaut plier que rompre. 
Mieux vaut pour un pays fitrc d^asle 

physiquement que d fire ruin^ morale- 

Mieui vaut rigle que reule. 
Mieux vaul lard que jamais. 
Mieui vaul terre gdlte que terre perdue. 
Mieui vaut un pied que deux fchasses. 

Mieux vaut un poing de bonne ne, que A handful of good life is bettei than a 
plein muy de clergie. bushel of leaminj;, 

Micui vaul un " liens " que dcui " tu A bird in the hand is beller [ban Iwo 
Tauras." in [he bush. 

Better a good hning to your ttomach 

than a (me coal on your batk. 
Beller be a coward [han loo rash. 
Artifice is better than force- 
Better be a dog's bead than a lion's tail. 

Better a slip of the fool than of the 

(Betier a living beggar than a buried 

emperor,) A living <ioB is betier 

than a dead lion. 
Beller lo walk before a hen than behind 

Beller lo lose the wool than the sheep. 
Beller to bend than break, 
A country bad better be physically 
devastated than morally ruined. 

Thrift is beller than a thousand a year. 

Beller late than never. 

Betier waste than lost land. 

One foot is belter thaji two wooden 

.fiheCou— -" -- 

lal re-oponinc, .tor Ihc . ^ 

B of FonleoDV Lord CliarlnHaT, whowu marchinc al the hcid of (hi Enclii 
11 to Ihe Frendi to firn fint, but Ibcy gallutly refuted to do ». The aboi 
a French (^cer made to Lord Cfaarlei Hat's requnt. 


Mil i la quarantaine. 


Moi ! dU-je, «t c'est assti. — Conuill*. 
Moins vaut rage que courage. 

Mod Dieu, pouivu que l'< 

CAmbassadeur un honnSte 
me. le reste est de pcu d'im- 
portance. — yules Grhy. 
Monsieur Dimanche. 
Montjoie St. Denys. 

MoDlrer le bout de I'oteiUe. 

Montrer le loldl avec an flambeau. 

Montrer patte blanche. 

Monument de Vanit< 
DflniJI pour I'utifitt; 
L'an I de l'£ealit«. 
Morceau avali n'a plus de godt. 


Morte la bile, moit le venio. 

Mot i mot on fait les gros livres. 

Mot dn gu£t ; mol de passe. 

Mot pour rire. 

Mots d 'usage. 

Mourir! C'est le seul cas oil il solt 
permis i un homme de passer rlevaot 
une renune. — Alex. Dumas./ih. 

Mourir pour la patric, c'est encore du 


quarantine.} Sent 

dnuua is put on the 
eflects, &c. 

word is sufficient. 

* DimaDcfafuachancUirinMolitn'i/lm^K 
he <• » oTsrwbslnied by the eSuire rmnptioo fi' 

* TTiomrri Mnntinio .3. ilnrived fmin tha Mm, . , .. 

wf ofSt. Dcnii. Titjvi 

in w1 
stage ; the sc 
I! say I; that 
Any day, pluck will beat running 

World of taste ; fashionable people. 

(My God is my rock.) Motto of Lord 

Provided that yon choose an honeat 
man to be your Ambassador, the test 
(of diplomacy) is of little importance. 

(Mr. Dimanche.) A timid creditor.* 
(MonUoy St. Denis.] The old wat-ciy 

of France, t 
(To show the tip of the ear.) To be 

the ass with Ine lion's skin. 
(To show the sun with a candle.) To 

cany coals to Newcastle. 
(To show a white paw.) To prove 

one's identity.} 
Monument of vanity, destroyed for 

utility; the second year of equality.^ 

There is no flavour in a tit<bit when 

you have swallowed it. 
A mortuary. 
Dead men tell no tales. 
Word by word big books are made. 
The watchwoni. 
A witty laying ; a joke. 
Words in common use. 
Death is the only time when a man may 

allow himself to precede a woman. 

To die for one's cnuntiy— that still 

remains a joy. 
A thin woollen material. 

> debt fiom !>» Juu 
for the hailing 

>ethe pi1(Tiin lejaiced wbea ha reached thno, kncnrii 
bo eipresilon ii taken from ono at tbs Fiblu uf La Fc 


<:allrd Mimi 



line. TbewDlf, atlrmptiDEla 
a bs ii wh^i br prcIcDdi id he 

re nadie of Oie neuT 

i2, ud tbii i 

Moutons dc Panurge. 

Najjer tiilre deux 


N'a pa> fait qui 

N'aurai-JK pour me reposer I'fiterniii 
entiite ? —BoiUau. 


Ne battre que d'unc aile. 

N£ccssii < est ttiAxe d'invention. 

N&essilfi n'a pas de loi, 

Ne comptc jamaiii sur le prfeeal ; unaii 
!iouticns-Iui dims le sentier rude el 
Spre de la vertu, par la vue de 
I'iiveDir. Prfpare-loi, par des mceurs 
pures cl par I'amour de la justice, one 
place dans I'heareui sfjourde lapaii. 
— Fhulon. 



Sbe«p of Panurge.* 

Do not buy tbe muleteer'i ass, nor 

marry the inn -keeper's dau^bler. 
To play fast and loose. 
Ingenuousue^ r iiiuocciice. 
Only begun is not done. 
Shall 1 not bave the wbole of ctemily 


To while away one's lime. 
Necessity is the mother of invention. 
Necessity has no law. 
Never rely on the present -. but sustain 
yourseir in virtue's ruggol path by 
Gxin); your eyes on the future. By 
pure manners and love of justice, plc- 
for yourself a place in the blessed 
^ — L of Peace. 




Ne iete2 pas ce qui n'esl pas lomb*. 

Never push down what was not falKug. 

-IVictor Hugo. 

Ne manquei jamais a votre patolc. 

Never break a promise. 

Ne mets ton doigl en anneau trop eiroil. 

Don't put your linger ioto a ring loo 

tight for it. 

Ne pas fuire ^ autrui ce que nous ne 

Not to do unto others but what wc 

voudtions pas qu'oo nous fit : voili la 

would like others to do unto us : 

justice. Faire pour autrui, en toule 

that is justice. To do unto others, on 

rencontre, cc que nous voudrions quil 

all occasions, what we would have 

fit pour nous : voili la chariti!. 

others do to us ; this is charity. 


M iKiut la digestion. 

(Bom merely for the puipose of diges- 

tion.) A sotial drone. J^mgti iuri- 

Ke prcnds pas si fauilement la mouche. 

Don't be so short-tempered. 

Ne prcnez pas ce <)ue je dis au pied de 

Don't lake what I s^y literally. 

la lettn,-. 
Ne remettez pas k demain ce q 

pouvez faire aujourd'hui. 
Ne reprends ce que n'en tends. 

'!■ pas Ic chat qui dort, 
Panlasrucl ul KatMiUii. 

s Do not put off till to-morrow what you 

(Don'l ciiticise what you don't under- 
stand.) Cobbler, stick to your last. 

Never slay in a draught. 

(Do not waken the sleeping cat.) Let 
well alone. 


genftalement quelcoaqura ( 
rent, discot-ils, i fitire ton bonbciir. 
lis ne valeni gaiie mieui ]et uns que 
les auires. Sers-tu d'eux, c'est Ifgi- 
time, cor ils aspireot 1 se servir de 
toi; inais tomte bien cetie parole 
xiaft : Ne te dtvoue jamais. 

— y. UtriisoH. 
He sont pas lous chasseais qui sonneat 

N'ut-il pas temps de plier bagage ? 
Ne touchez point i Vaigtat d'autnii, 

car le plus boimjte bomme n'yajouCa 

jamais rien. 
NetCoyer les ecuries d'Augias. 

N'tveillez pas le chat qui dort. 

Ne vendez jamais la peau de I'ouis annt 

Ne voiis Taitet pas tiier roreiUe. 
N'hatez jamais, et vons arriverez i 
temps. — Talltyratid , 


Ni Tor QJ la graodeur ne noos tendent 

beureux. — La fonlaine. 
Ni I'UD ni I'aulre. 

Noblesse oblige. 


Xcvcr serve any political party, tbonf^ 
these funny folk say they aspire to 
give you happiness ; they are no 
lietter one than another. Make use 
of them, which is lair, Tor they mean 
to make use of you ; but oteerve this 
pregnant warning : " Never suirender 
yourself absolutely to any party." 

All are not hunters who blow the bom. 

most honest touch never increases H. 

To cleanse the Aug 

sUtita; to 

Nom de guene. 
Nom de plume. 
Non, le Dien qui m'a ait, 
fait en vain.— ro/CaiVr. 

Nos actions sontcomme les bouts-rimCs, 
le chacuii fait [apporter i ce qui lui 
•- -La Rxhifoumuia. 
Nos besoins sont nos forces. 

Nos passions se dfvorcnl les unes les 

qui mangeut les grosses. — Chtnndia. 
Nos plaisirs les plus doux ne son! pas 
uns iristesse. — Comtillt. 

10 cleanse tbe Augean staMes; 1 
accomplisb a Hercolean task. 

[Do not disturb the sleeping cat.) Let 
sleeping dogs lie. 

(Don't sell the skin before you have 
caught tbe bear.) Never count 
your chickens before they are hatched. 

Don't be so unwilling. 

Never hurry, and you will arrive in the 

Follies, fooleries, absurdities. 

Neither money nor rank can give us 

Neither the one nor the other. 
No matter; it does not signify; never 

(Nobility obhges.) Persons who ate 
noble ought to act nobly ; we ought 

to cultivate self-respect. 

Assumed name ; cognomen. 

A name assumed for literary purposes. 

Carelessness; indifference. 

I'a point Nay, the God who created me, created 


Our actions are lines of verse to be 
capped— anybody may end them as 

(Ourwants are oar strength.) Necessity 
is the mother of invention. 

Our sweetest joys a 



No5 vertns ne soul le pis 
lies vices dfgms^s. 

—La Rocki/oucauld. 
Notrt choii fait dos amiiifs, maia c'est 
Dieu qui fwt notre amout. 

—Mme. <U Slafl. 
No! re -Dame. 

c natoreDe pour U 
a fail ■ 


fiction de la Fortune. D nous aemble 
si (lur lie Tecoimattre Ic mfnle dcs 
aulrcs. n bllait bien imaginet la 

Ciur m^Bgcr noire orgueil blesse. 
s P'orttme, c'est le magnjti^me qu'on 
eierce sur tes homines et sar l«s 
choses ; □□ porte la Forlime en soi ! 
— Routiat. 
Notre innl s'empoisomie 
Du secours qu'on lul donne. 

Nous avons changilout cela. — Moliire. 
Nous avons maille i panir ensemble. 

Nous avoas tous assez de force pour 
supporter Ics maux d'autrui. 

La Rochffoiicauld. 

Nous battons en rclraite. 

Nous craignons quasi toujours des 
maux qui perdent ce aom par le 
chauBement de nos pens^es cl de nos 
inclinations. — Madamt de Scvigni. 

Nous croyons 3 propos de le quitter. 

Nous daosons sur un volcan. 

Nou5 devons travailler il nous rendre 
tr^-digucs de quelque cmploi : le 
Teste ne nous regarde point, c'est 
Taffairc des aulres.^Za Bruyire. 

Nous employons am passions Tftofte 

qui nous a t\€ donn£e par le bonhcut. 


• The motto of La Rocbffoiicaulil's fainaua ' 

I The notdiof SEanarellf in Lt mUtcM «.. 

of the poflilioD of the ornoB of the body, and » 

bean the left side and iKe liver on Ibe right," 

'"'^^mark otlilf do sklvanVtoTii" Dike 
Kin; of Naplei ihonty before the KeToluIion of 
direct Bourbon line, intoeiile. Liko the Neapoli 
ite French Coon mi in ■ poiitloa of peril. 

It the fable 
It seemed loo haril lo acknon'ledge the 
merit of others, and vrae but too caiy 
to create the idea of Fortune to spare 
our wounded pride. Fortune is really 
the magnetism we enerciw over rnen 
and things, and its home 15 within us. 

(Our disease is m.idc worse bytbc rcme< 

dies given to ante it.) llie remedy 

is worae than the disease. 
Donot fori;el, 
(Nurture passes beyond nature.) Birth 

is much, but good breeding is more, 
(Wtf have changed all that.) We are 

rid cf those old-fangled notions, t 
(We have a farthing lo divide.) We 

have a hone to pick with one another. 
We are all of us strong enough to 

endure ihe misfortunes of others. 

We are retreating. 

We arc always frightened about ills, 

which cease to deserve the name 

owing to the change of our thoughts 

and inclinations. 
We think it proper lo lea™ him. 
We are dancing on a volcano.J 
We should work to make ourselves 

worthy of any position : the rest is 

not our look out, but depends on 

other people. 
We clothe our passions in the fabric 

woven for us by happiness. 

\lgrilm. Sitinarello piopoundi a new theoiy 
■hen G^Tonle lugEeiti that the bean nsed [o 
'¥«," uy> Sganarelle, "Ihatuwl to be the 

if Orleans al a r»Ie given by the latter to the 
iSlo which drove Charles X., the tut of the 
lam, wbodance on the tide of Mount Veiuiiui, 



Noui Ctions paimi le< grm bonnets de 

Nods gagncrions plus de nous laisMt 
voir lels que nous aommes que d'es- 
sayer de [laraltre ce que nous ne 
sommes pas. — La Rochefouaxuld. 

Nous I'avons Torcf i mettrc les pouces. 

Nous naissons, nous vivons, bergire, 

— VoUairi. 
Nous De cfderonsni un pouce de tenain 
Di une pieiTe de nos fortereues. 

— yultt Favre. 
Nous n'fcoutons d'mslincls que ceui 

qui soul les n&tres, 
Et ne croyons le mal que quand il est 

venu.— ia Fonlairu. 
Nous ae savons ce que c'est que bon- 

heur ou malheur absolu. 
Nous ne vivons jamais, nous atteodons 

lavie.— roflai'»». 

Nons oublians aisAnent nos fautes, 

lotsqu'elles ne sont sues que de nons. 

—La Rxhefoueauld. 

Nons qoerellons les malheureoi pom 

nons dispenser de les plaindre. 

— Vata^ettarg vei. 
Nous sommes si accoutmnfs k nons d£- 
gniser aui autres, qu'i la fin nous 
nons dfguisons i nous-m£mes. 

La Rochefaueauid. 

Nous sonnies tellement prtts. aue si b 

gueire durait dix ans. nous n auiious 

pas mime 3 acheter un bouton de 

gultre, — Marshal Ltbauf. 

Nous voyons bon oomlM* de gens Unt 
heureui, qu'en leur manage semHe 
reloirc quelquc id£e et repi^sentatlon 
desjoies deparadis.— J?ii£«/au. 

Nul bien sans peine. 

Nul n'aura boo marcht s'il ne le 

Nul n'aun de I'esprit, hots nons et nos 
amis . — Moliirt. 

We were amongst the sweUs of tbe place 

We should gain more hy letting onr- 
selves be seen as we teally are than 
by trying to appear what we are not. 

We made him give way to us.* 
We are bom, we live, shepherdess, 
We die— than Ibis no more is known ; 
For all men come fhim nothingness, 
And where they go — God knows alone. 

We do not know what is absolntely 

good or bad fortune. 
We never truly live, but we are alwaya 

hoping to do so. 
We readily forget our failings when 

they are known only to oorselves. 

We are so used to disguising our real 
selves from others, that the disguise, 
in the end, deceives even ns who 

We are so thoroughly prepared, that if 
the war were to last ten years, we 
should not have to bny so much as a 

gaiter-button, t 
We shall see. 

some reflection and representation 

of the joys of paradise. 
No gains without pains. 
You'll get no bargain unless for asking. 

• Lilwmlly, "W. 
patice, who m^ke c 


Kive HI fail Ihumbi," 

f dtrived from the c 

, ifui die drfcit of 
!■ officUl, that tha ■ 

J Is m perfect itita of 

3<M NUL 

Nul n'est c<mlen( de u furiuuc 
Ni mfconlent de wm espKt. 

—Mmi. DfihBulihvt, 
Nul D'eBi prophite dan^ ion piys. 
Nul o'est si large que celni qui n'n Hen 
i. donner. 

Observe/. celUbaique conduile par deux 

maielots: s'ils lamenl ensemble, ils 
voguent doucemeotsurleaflotsagilis; 
majs s'ilB ne sont pas d'accord, cha- 
que vague pniduit une secoussc, et tel 
coup d'anroQ dount i conCre-sens 
poutrait (aire chavirer leor Wk eiquif. 
Le bateau est le muiage, tes rameun 
soni le* dea» f-poux; ii* navigueni 
surle tieuve de la vie, elce n'esl qu'en 
les conirariftis du yongc. 

Le due de Lieis. 

Occasions nunqafcs. 

O combien d'actioDS, combien d'ei- 
ploils t^lSbrcs sont dcmcuris ^ans 
gloirc au milieu des [cn('bre& ! 


O femmes! vous 

eilraordinaires.— di/r'jii/, 
Gignez vilain il vous poindi 

nlain jl vous oindra. 
O I'amour d'unc m^re ! am< 

n'oublic ! 
Pain mervcillcui, que Dici 

multiplic ! 
Table (oujours servie au patemel foyet I 
Chacun en a sa part c( lous I'oni tout 

v-aW^.— Victor Hugo. 
O Libertf. que de crimes on commel en 

ton nom ! — Madame Roland. 
On achdle tout fon le jour et la nuil. 

partaee e 

On a de la foKun 

La Harp 

On afTaiblit 

On aime plus la premiere fois, mais on 
aime mieuxla seconde. — Rfiehepfdre. 

See thai boat rowed by two men : wbcn 
they keep time in rowiog it 
amoolhly over ibe rough waters ; n 

if not, each wave gives its shock a; 

any stroke of the oar wrongly applied 
may capsize the frail skiff. Mirriage ' 
is the bark, the towers the wedded j 
couple on the tea ol life. Only b|r 
pulling together can they lessen the 
daagers of the voyage. 


nfants bien 

Farourable opportunities Miued. 

O how many noble actions, how i 
tem;iined hidden 
gloriously in obscurity ! 

A tax on articles (for sale) entering a 

O women ! You are most eitraordioari' 

Stroke a nettle and it will sling you, 

grasp it and it is soft as silk. 
Maternal love! Love which is never 

forgotten ; it is a miraculous bread 

which God distributes and multiplies; 

it is a table ever spread in the home ; 

a banquet of which each member of 

the family has a share, yet each enjoys 

O Liberlv, how many crimes are com> 

milted'in thy name ! • 
(Money can buy eveijthing but night 

and day.) Life cannot be bought. 
One may have fortune without happi* 

ness, just as one may have a wife 

K-ithout love. 
Eiaggeration weakens everything it 

The first 

love is strangest, the 

iclaoatlos of Midi 

idatne Roland when the nouatrd tlie 


bait. — Regnard. 

On alb aui voix. 

On a peu de trmps i Stre belle el long- 
temps 1 DC t'£tre pas. 

— Mine. Dtsheutiirti. 

On apprend en faillant . 

On a souvent besoin d'nn plus petit qne 
sai. — La Fontaine, 

morale sur ceui dont on sail la vie. 
—AUi. Dumai,/ili. 
On comroente par *trc dupe ; 
Oq finil par itre fripou. 

— ilme. Deihouliirei. 
On compte les dtfauts de ceux qu'on 

On connalt I'ami aa besoin. 

On coupe les cheveui ras aui focfats. 

On dfbilc un grand nombre d'hisloires 
CiiUMS sur Tes femmes, mais elles ne 
sont qu'nne faiblc compensation des 
veri tables, qu'on ignore. — Meilhuit. 

On devient cuisinier, mais on nalt 
rAlbseut. — BriUat-Smiarin . 

Od devient innocent quand on est 
malheuieux — La Fontaine. 


On dit est un sot. 

On dit que " ceux qui savent bien bait 

deux sentiments avaieot le mitne 
prindpe. L'aflection part du cmr, 
et la baine de I'amour-propre ou de 
I'intMt bless<.— i/ei'/Aon. 
On doit appeler un chat un chat. 

On doit se consoler de n'avoir pas les 
Stands talents, comme on se console 
de n'avoir pas les grandes places. 
On peut Stre an-dessus de I'un et de 
I'autre par le coeur. — Vauvtnargtus. 

On en a vu Uen d'autret. 

On enire, on crie, 


On blille. on sort, 

Et c'ett la moTt \ -A. de Chancel. 

On est ais^ent dnp^ par ce qu'on 

aime. — Aleliire. 
On est mienx senl qu'avec on tot. 

There's no reasoning in love and bate. 

It was put to the vote. 

A woman bas a few years wherein to 

own beauty, and many wberein she 

lacks it. 
Man is taught by failures. 
We often need the aid of one weaker 

than ourselves. 
The knowledge of another's life gives 

one a kind of moral superiority over 

becoming ki 

When you keep a man waiting, he 
employs the time reckoning up your 

A friend in need is a bicnd indeed. 

Convicts have their hair cropped. 

ilanyas are the false tales recited about 
women, they are but a weak com- 
pensation for the title ones of which 

A cook is made, a roaster is bom. 

A man in misfortune becomes guileless. 

It is said ; a rumour. 

"Town talk" is a fool. 

The saying goes that " A good hater 
makes a eood lover ; " as if the two 
feelings had the same motive prin- 
tijile. AiTeclioD springs bom the 
heart, and hale from wounded pride 
or disappointment. 

(You should call a cat a cat.) CaU a 
spade a spade. 

Man should comfort himself for not 
having great talent as for not having 
a high station. The possession of a 

£>od heart may give a nobler rank 
an either talents or worldly eminence 

We are used to that sort of thing. 
We enter and ntter a cry— and that is 

We yawn and depart —and that is deathl 

We are easily deceived by those whom 

One i* better alone than with a fool. 


Oa est plus beurcux dans la tohlude 
que dam le monde, parce que dam 
b solitude, on pease aux choaes, et 
que dam le moode, oa c^t forc6 de 
penser aui hommes. — Ckam/arl, 

On est — quand od veut— le mutre de 
w>n surt. — Louis Firrier. 

Oq »i seul dans la foule quaiid on 
aoulfie ou quaad on aime- 


Ud ust souvent puni par oil 1'od a 

On fait dire aux clodie<> lout cc qu'oa 
On fail le loup plus grand qu'O n'esl. 

There i^ 

muse on lliiDgs, whilst 
we must tUnli about me 

We can be, when we wish, the mistcA 3 
of our fate. T 

r are alike 1 

We are often punished in the way we 

have sinned. 
The riugers make the bells say what 

they please. 
The devil is not so black as they paiot 

—La Rotlu/ouratiid. 

On fait presque toujours leu grander 

chases sans savoir comtnenl on les 

fail, el on est tout surpris qu'on les 

Oil nieurl deux foii, je le vois bien. 
Cesser d'aimet et d'etre aimabk-, 
C'esI line morl insupportable ; 

Cesser de \ivre, ce n'est rien. 

— Voilaire. 

On n'aime que ceui auiquels on par- 
donne; voilipoun|uoilesdc:mocraiies 
aiment les mediocritcs. — Ph. ChasUs. 

On natt corome Ton nail poL-te. 
— Marshal Sajce. 

On n'a jamais bon marclie de mauvaise 

On n'a ptnais vu chcvre mottc de faim. 

On n'a point pour la inort de dispense 
de Rome. — Motiire. 

Un n'a rien pout Hen. 

On ii'autaiC guere de plaisit, si Ton ne 
so llattait point. 

e done them, and their achiew 

On ferait un bien gros livre de ions les 
peut-6tre qui se disent en un jour. 

On frotte tant le fer qu'i la fin il 

On tie bien le sac avanl qu'il soil plein. A 

.1 fills I 
Mind, reasoi 
impaired, just as digestion 

It would take a very big book to hold 
all the ifs and ans uUcted in a 

Even iron may be chafed into a heat. 


s best tied before il 

I perceive that we aie to endure two 
kinds of death. The first, ihe loss 
of love and the loss of ibe jiower to 
win it, is ibeunendurabledcalh. The 
other — the loss of life, is a mere 
We have love only for those we tan 
forgive ; hencu democracies like cotu- 
nionp1ai:e men. 
A jietieral, tike a puct, is boiii and nut 

(Bad merchandise is never a good 

bargain.) Buy clieap, Iniy dear. 
No one ever saw a ^oiit [lead of hunger- 
There is no dispensation of the Church 

against death. 
Nothing is bought for nothiu).'. 
But liltic pleasure would a man have if 
he did not flatter himself. 


point 1 prouver la 
icD it son barbouillage. 

On ne doit jamais toire que de ce 
qu'on aime.— J?rfuM. 

On ne doit pas lais^er bonoe terre pour 
mauvois seigneur. 

On ne doil pas piendie au s^iieui cette 
chose sans cohesion et sans but qui 
s'appeUe le monde. et oil I'aa n'aper- 
coil Hen qui ait im sens siricux, 
bire des riens dont Ic souvenir s'eflUce 
i mesuie qu'on les dil, fcouler des 
discussions oiseuses que le bon goOl 
defend m£me d'apptofondir, c'est 
faire preuve d'usage du monde, mais 
ce n'est Hen faire du tout. 

—Giorgis Sand. 

On ne donne Hen si lib£ralcment que 
ses conseils. 

Oc ne Tail pas de Hen grasse purfe. 

On nc jette des pieires qu'l I'arbre 
charge de fruits. 

On ne meurt jamais trap t&l, quand on 

On n'empoite pas la patric i la semelle 

des — -'-— 

des soulieis.— .Z^anAin. 

There is na need to prove (Ihe existence 

ol) ligbi. 
There is no understanding his tcrawls 

(rigmarole) ; one cannot make bead 

or tail of them. 

tell good wine bjr the 

One ought 

e upon a subject 

aisant voir lels ^u'lls sont. La 
comCdiK utile et viridiquc n'est point 
un iloge menteur, un vain discours 
d'acadfmic. — Btaumarchais. 

On ne pent dfsirer ce qu'on ne conn^t 
pas.— Voltairt. 

On ne peul f tre dupe de la vcrtu ; ceux 
qui raiment sinctrement y gofltenl 
im secret plaisir, et souliient i s'en 
dftoumer. — Vatrvenarguts. 

On ne peul itre juste si I'on n'est 
bumain.— Vauvenarguti. 

On ne peut faire d'une buse ua epervier. 

On ne peut faire qu'en faisant. 

On ne peul jamais aimer son prochain 
sans aimer 'Dlen.—Baisuel. 

that one does not love. 

Do not give up good land because of 
a bad Undlora. 

Do not take seHouslv that aimless, in- 
coherent thing caUed society, for it 
bas no serious sensein it. To pratOe 
trifles, foieotten as soon as uttered, 
to hear £dl discussions into which 
good taste forbids one to enter — this 
is gaining experience of the world, 
but it is an idle employment. 

People give nothing so liberally as their 

Fat broth cannot be made of DothinE. 

It is only the (hiit-laden tree that is 
pelted with stones. 

Death never comes too soon, when a 
man lives only for himself. 

A man does not carry Ms country on 
the sole of his shoes." 

Men can only be rotrected by showing 
them what they really are. A pl«', 
therefore, which is tnithfiil and nsefid 
must not be an exaggerated descrip- 
tion of men's good qualities, nor a 
vain didactic lecture. 
One cannot desire what one does not 

that love, and pain if 

Ibey go astray. 
None can be just if not humane. 

No one can make a hawk of a buzzard. 
To do, one must be doing. 
No man can love his neighbour without 
loving God. 

r bloodnbed, hs incninid ths •unit)' of Kob 
JiIioD uf Ovid'i rpuU nulla ettpida. 

o flee, whEU, hAVing vppoAed furthei 

ON N£ ] 
It drapecrargenl. 1 

ic pcut pas avoir loujours rai 
le peul pas empicher le v 

On ne peut pas iUe el 

it Hi. 

:r (le tc 

r Ics cloches cl aller a 
end pas le IJivre au son du 

On ue 53Ur,iit contenter loot le mondc 

On n<; aautait fain bmte un ine s'il n'a 

On nF baurail tirer de I'buUe d'uo mur. 

si jaiuaU bicn jtuie i regard d'lm 



ufi si heureux, ni si mal' 
heurcux, qu'on se I imagine. 
n n'est point I'ami d'une femme lor^' 
qu'on peut etre son amant,- — Balam:. 

On ae trompe point eu bien ; la foutberie 
a joule la malice au mensonge. 

—La Bruj-ire. 

On pardoone les infiddites, mais on ne 
ies oublie pas, — Af/U. de Lafayttte. 

On parle peu cjuand la vanit£ ne fait pas 
parler.— Z<i Rochefouaiuld. 

On parle trop de 1' ingratitude de I'en- 
Tant. Le (ton de la tic peut bien eire 
payc en rancune. — Cerfaut. 

On perd plus de la niuitic d'un ami 
quand il dcvienl amoiireuj. 

— ifnu dt Satiory. 

On perd tout le temps qu'on peut mieux 
employer. — La Bruyirt. 

On peut aisemenl se faire Iroj) I'aloir. 

On peut avoir un grand esprit el une 
dmevulgaire; une intelligence capable 
d'illuminer son siilcle et une Sme capa- 
ble de Ic deshonorer : on peut 6tte un 
grand honinie par I'eapht ct un mi^- 
rablc ]>ar le nam .—Ufor.fain. 

We 21 

One can't be always ri^hl. 

One can' t hinder the wind frutn blowing. 

You cannol enjoy the pteaeni and the 

One caimot tbink uf everything. 

One cannot tiu^; the bells and alho walk 

in the jiiucesucm. 
Old birds are not caught by chaff. 

None can please all the world and his 

You cannot nialce an ass drink when lie 

(You cannot squeeze oil out ur a widl.) 
You cannot get blood from a stone- 
ir very just towards a rival. 

: never !« happy, nor so unhappy, 
as we suppose. 

No man who could be a woman's lover, 
is content to be her ftiend. 

One isnotagenius merely by possessing 
many ideas, as, in the same way, a 
general is not a great strategist 
because he has many soldiers under 
his command. 

We never use deceit when engaged in a 
good action ; but knavery cloaks 
malice with lies. 

Infidelities may be forgiven, but never 

There is little spoken unless vanity 

The ingratitude of children is often cen- 
sured. But the gift of life may often 
justly be paid for in rancour. 

Klore than half your friend is lost to you 
when he falls in love. 

All the time is lost that might be better 

It is easy to be too conceited. 

A man may have a lofly mind and a 
base soul ; inlemgcnce capable of en- 
lightening his generation and a spirit 
capable of disgracing it ; his intellect 
may make him great, and his heart 
make him despicable. 



On peu( divU«r la vie des femmes en 
irojs cpoqun : Dans la pmniire ellm 
tCvent I'aniouT ; dans U Kcaade elles 
le fonl ; dans la tioisijmc elln Ic 
rCKTCttenl. — Sainl Pniiftr. 

On peut faire d'eoonna soltiscs i, Pahs, 
sans que la passioD loit de U partie. 
La V3nit6 est cent fois plus coQteuK 
que (ous les vices. — £dm. About. 

On peut loD^emps, chez notre espice, 

Kenner la pcnie i. la raiwn ; 

Mais, dts qu'elle entrc avec adresse, 

ElUe resle dans la maiioa, 

Et bicntai elle en esl matlicssc. 

— Vidlaire. 

On peut pajer Tor trop cher. 

In Paris one may commit great follies 
\dthout feeling any impulse of passtoQ 
to do so. Vanity is a handled times 
more eipensii-e tfian all the vices. 

We are able to teep the door shot 
against reason for a long lime ; but, 
when it has once effected an entry, it 
soon becomes mistress of the bouse. 

Too heavy a price may be paid for 

u pris ce que cela Yon 

n tell to a halfpenny what it will 

On peut souvent faire d'une pierrc deux 
On pourrait s'atlirer une 1 

On pourra loujoais payer d'audace. 
On preod le peuple par les oreilles, 

comme on prend im pot paries ,-ui«e!i. 
On prend louvent I'indolence poor la 

On rcrient loujonrs 3 «es premiers We always 

One can oDen Idll two birds with one 

You might ^t yourself into very hot 

Anyhow we can put a bold front on it. 
The people should be taken by the ears 

a.1 a pot is taken by the handle. 
Indolence is ollen taken for patience. 

IT first loves. 

fmn It le temps. Le pain 1 Dieu a 
dit i I'homme qu'il nc le mangerait 
qu'i la meur dc son visage. Four- 
qnoi le gf nie serait-il dispense de cettc 
loi dn travail, qui est la loi de Dies? 
— Mon travail, dit le gfnie. c'esi de 
ifver. — HflasI la rtveric n'est jias 
one profession que t» sociit* puissc 
reconnallre ct rfcompensei. 

— Saint Man Girariin. 

On se CToyait aim£, parce que la per- 
sonne ftait aimable, avail des yeux 
brilLtnln i notre approche. et se Iron- 
vait n'avoir habiluelkment juague 1i, 
prestjue jamais parlf i nous. Et puis 
UD jour, dans unc simple reflexion 
fcbappfe i la fersenne devant un 
vi»teur, nn decomTC que Ton avail 
jamais en. mCmc la pins simple idfe 
en commnn. — £. Drfret. 

On se fail :1 tout. 

t (ant au g^e que It is asserted that genius requires •• Life 
_..-. _. ._ ..._....-. ,. ^j mediution—biead and litoe." 

Bread '. God hath said : man must 
cam his bread by the sweat of his 
brow. Why should genius be set 
free from this heavenly &w of labour ? 
My labour is in miising, says Genius. 
Alasl musing is not a calling that 
society can approve and recompense. 

A man fancies himself loved because 
the woman is pleasant and locks 
brighter at his approach, although 
she hardly speaks to him. But one 
day, a simple remark discovers thai 
they had never a single id™ in com- 

Thn' can turn Ihcir hand to anjlhing. 

On se fait oiilltiiei, n 

HI n£ titis- 

\e rende aimable ; nuu nn TIC se 
i3» iDujouTS estimer, quelquc mi 
ju'on 3.11.— MaleimiKlit. 

persuade mieuu, pour rordia 


\i\iei 51 

memc, que par celle-i qui t 
dans I'csprit des autrcs.— /'oii'a/. 

Gd sc <uQle bien de manger tartes. 

Od iDucliF loujouis sur k cheval qui 

f)n iraine ses malhcurs en croyaol qil'on 

Ics fail. — Carmonltlle. 
On va bien loin drpuis qu'on est las. 

On vend loutes les marchindises au piii 

de reWent. 
On veul avoir ce qo'on n'a pai. 
a ccsse lie plaire. 



On vient de me v 

je plains 


Tous mes vers n 

-Que je 

plains 1e voleur!- 

~Le Brun. 

O patrie. O doui 

nom que 

IVxil fait 


. Dtlavignt 


O Richard, O 

L'univers t'abandonnc : 

Sur la terre il n'e^l 


Qui s'inlfre5« JL la 

. perwnne. 



Os i ronger. 

A man may learn ti: 
must be bom a master. 

We may always become beloved if we 
will bul be loveable ; but we cannot 
.■dways be biehly valued whatever our 
deitcrls may Be. 

He is very popular. 

Usually a man is better persuaded by 
the arguments he has discovered him- 
self, than by those which arc the 
fruit of nnolncr'B mind. 

Eating sweets may sicken one. 

The willing hone is whippetl the most . 

Men drac iheir miseries at their heels 
in full belief they have dropped them. 

El-en when a man is tired he may Mill 
g(> a long way. 

All the« goods are sold at cost price. 

We we finn to low what we do imA ^ 

WHlV^'nl WL- 

O seie fait pour la tendresse ! 
Le transport ile notre jeunesse, 
Le calme de notre vieillesse, 
Notre bonheur dans tous les temps. 

Ote-toi de M que jc m'y mctle. 



ibbed ! "— " 1 pily 

! " — "I pity the 

O fatherland, the sweet name which 

eiile teache-i us to understand. 
Gold is that which buj-s gold. 
A liquor made from barley. 
O Richard, O my king, the universe 

abandons thee ; no one on the earth 

save myself cares for thy welfare." 

(The oriflamme-l The former national 

flag of France. t 
A bone to pick. 

O Woman, sei for love created ! 
The transport of out youthful prime, 
To life's decli ' --■ 


It gladne 

n all ti 

t The word ijdfrivfdfr 

by «ngii 

Away from there ! I want your place. 
It Sf o'"o^?, 1789- i^"su«ti giMiffd Lou^ SvT 

c to the 1 

■• tliF flanif-rf 
If', Ihc'b 

of Ihnr 



Oahlierjene pnis. 

Oui, aloTs je snai sans soud. 

—Frederick the Great. 
Oil a est faible le fil sc rompt. 
Oil fl Q'y a aucune delicatesse, il n'y n 

Buoine litt^ture.— yowAfrf. 
Oui, votrr orgueQ doit ttre immense ; 
Car, grflce a notre Idchetf, 
Rien n'fgale votre putssasce, 
Sinon votre fragiliie. 

— Alfred de Jfutlel. 
on la foi place un mjrstf re, la philoso- 

phie dierchennerjisoa. — S. ae Sacy. 
Od la euEpe a paxs< le moacheron de- 

OQ la vertn va-t-elle se nicher P 

Oa pent-on Sire mieui qn'an sein de sa 

famille ? — Afarmantei. 
on sont lesneiges d'antan ? — Vmon. 
OovTM, c'est la fortune dc France. 

A chain snaps in its weakest link. 
Without delicacy there can be no litera- 

Kait ladies, the pride that you wear 
Is immense, for thanks to men's feais 
With j'our empire naught can compare, 
Save only your frailty, my dean. 

Where Faith sets up a mystery. Philo- 
sophy seeks a reason. 

Where the wasp got through, the fly 
gets caught. 

Where docs virtue have its lodging ? t 

In v/hai belter place can a man be than 
in the bosom ofhia family ? 

Where are the snows of yester-year .' J 

Excess ; extremity. 



Open, it is the fortune of France, ^ 


Pain tanl qu'il dare, vin 1 m 
Paoier perce. 

Papier machf . 


Par accord. 

Parce que les qoalitfs de 1'lge mdr ex- 
cluent celles de la premise jeunesse, 
ce n'esl paa utie raison pour regretter 
d'avoir echangf les dons brillanis qui 
ne doimcnt qu'un jour contre les 
soKdes avantages de fa maturity. 

— Ernest Renan. 

Par-ci par-ia. 
* SoFndi 
t Thfi*";"™ ....-.., ., „.. . 

Fomer Dayt." After n-calling to mvma 

Oi nmt Iri f-rigcs t eir.. diploring the evan 

I ACUit Cc^y, Pbilip VI., thodefHted Fr? 

The warder baiut^ to oprn (he door unlll 

' Open, il li the nnhappr Ung of France.' 

Bread, as far as 'twill go, but wine, dole 

(A teaky tiasket.) A spendtbrifl; a 
man who cannot manage his own 

A case with writing materials. 

A substance made of a pulp obtained 

from lags. 
Curt paper. 
In hannony with. 

Here and there. 

TonrilE hooiF at Polidam il Failed Sana Sonci. 

red unitiit>r!Cted honeity in a bcnflr, 

ts Damn du Itmpt jadit, " 'Vat Fair Women of 

•cence of all earthly delighti. 
cb King. Bod forrrfogo \c-'-- — 

art at, " C ' 

' T^age lo Iho craitle De I'AriHiie. 
hli Identity in the mrdi qnoled 



Pai t'oniplai>>.ince. 
Par excellence. 
I'ar cxcmple. 
ParfaiiemcDt bien. 
Par fflveur. 
Par basard. 
Paris vaui bien one m 

Parole d'honneut ! 

Parole jetie va partoul i la voice. 

Par parenlh^. 

Par principe. 
Par privildge. 
Par quel destin Taut-il, par quelle 

eltange loi, 
Qu'i tolls ceux qui sonl n^s pour porter 

Ce <toit I'usurpatcur qui donnc 
L'exemple des veilus que doit avoir un 

roi >— Pavilion. 
Par signe dc mepris. 
Part du lioQ. 
Partie cair^. 

Partir eomme des frires, le mien esl 


Par trop debattrc la v^riti w perd. 

Par Itop ptc55er ranguille on Ta perd. 

Wjlh a desire lii be acreeabli 
EmiDeully ; the very ideal. 
For example ; for ' 
Perfectly well. 
By favour. 
fij' chance. 
Paris is worth 

Hang it ! Confound il ! 

By the glorious birth of God.t 

By right of the strongest. 

By the same roads we do not always 

arrive at the same ends. 
(Speak of the wolf and you wilt see his 

tail.) Speak of the Uciil, and he will 

^peit but little and well, if you wisti 
people 10 conader you *" -' 

m of merit. 

(By way of discharge.) Careleisly. 
By halves. 

On my wotd of honour ! 

A wotd once ulieied flies everywhere. 

By way of parenthesis. 

By way of precaution. 

On principle. 

By way of privilege. 

Strange work of fate past wondering, 

That, unto those bom to the throne. 

'Twas the usurper who hath shown 

The parts ihatm.ikc the perfect king.^ 

As a token of contempt. 

The lion's share. 

Party ; partner. 

(A square party.) A party cotisisting of 

To share as brothers' do, mine is mine, 

and thine belongs to both of us. 

In the fogs of debate troth is lost. 
Grasping an eel too tightly is the way 


lyon t)»>1iptn(n-i]li 


Par un prompt d^sespoir Muveot c 

Qu'on s'en repent aprfa tont le temps de 
sa vie. — Molifre. 


Pas a pas OQ va bien loin. 

Pas de DouTellei, bonnes nouvelln. 


Passe- paitout. 

Passer le Rubicon . 

Passer sous les Fourches Caadines. 

Passons an d.&ag/c.— Radru. 


Patte de velours. 

Panvrei mortels, tant de haine voos 

Vans ne goQtez qu'un p^nible sommeil. 
D' un globe 6tToit divisez tnieni I'espace ; 
Chacun de vous aura place au soleil. 
Tous atteljs an char dc la puissance, 
Duvraibonheorvons quittez le chemin. 
P«up1«s, fonnez une sainte alliance, 
Et donnez-noos la main — Biranger. 

Pauvrelf est une esptce deladrerie. 
PauvreK n'esl pas \\ce, 
Pxf% de Cocsgne. 

Pa)rs Latin. 

Pichi cachf est 1 demi pardonii£. 

In a fit or despair a man olt takes a wife. 
Then repents of his rashness tlie rest of 
his tile. 

A person of lowoiigin vho has risen; 

Step by step one goes a long way. 

No news is good news. 

Past; out of dale. 

A master-key. 

To cross the Rubicon. 

[To pass through the Caadioe Fotks.) 

To be publicly humiliated.' 
A dance performed by one person, 
(Give me the rhubarb and you may take 

the senna.) .Scratch me and 111 

scratch thee. 
(Let OS pass on to the Deluge.) Come 

to the point.t 
Time and patience do more than might 

and anger. 

A dialect. 

A velvet paw. 

Poor mortals, so much hatred wearies 
you ; broken are your slumbers; make 
a better division of the narrow earth 
you inhabit, as each of yon will hold 
a place in the <inn ; now drawn as 
captives, bound to the chariot of 
Power you leave behind the path of 
true happiness. Peoples of the earth, 
form a holy alliance, and give us your 

Poverty is aldnd of plague. 
Poverty is no vice. 

An imaginary country, where everythiof: 
is to be had in abundance and with- 

(The Latin territory, district, region.) 
The students of the Pa}-s Latin, that 
is, of Ibc University. 

A sin concealed is half fergit'cn. 

* Tfa> eipieiiloii ii derived {rom the ditaiter It 

tice tna Ibr pnlod brfore ihe cmtioa of tbe worM. Tke RBgltita nleatantry, " Cnl 
lie, and cone IS Itc 'a»e*," oauld teem to be a nngh equivalent of Ue tniKmaDt. 



oi.— fimn/K 


Pire lie rami lie. 

Ffrissent Ics cdonies plutAt qu'nn priti- 

Persanne piesque ne B'avise dc lui- 

mtme du mcnie d'un ituire. 

— /n Bruyin. 
Pelit ilpttil I'oiKaa fnit son nid. 
Pelil baiirgcois. 

I 'elil chniidron, |!rsndM oreiHe*. 
I'clile chose aide wnvent. 
Pelitf ^tincelle engendre grand Tcii. 
Petite ftincelle luil en linibres. 
Petite pluie abat grand venl. 
Petites afliches. 
Petit homme abat grand cbEne 


Pcu i. pen. 

Peu de bien, pen de snin. 

Pen de bien, peu de wiuci. 

Peu de chose nous con>ioIe, parce que 

peu de chose nous afflige.— ^lUiTa/. 
Peu de femmc5 desirenl coiffer Siiinle 

Peu dc gens savenl fitre licux. 

—La Rochtfoucauld. 

Peude genssavents'amuser, Quelques- 
UBS se discnt : Je fais ceei ou tela, 
done, je m'amuse. J'ai payf lant de 
piSces d'or, done, je ressens lant de 
plaisir. El lis nsent leur vie sur cette 
meule.— .4. dt Mussel. 

Strong Indinnlion For anything. 

Hing thyself, bnive Crilloa, we bate 

conquered without yon.* 

A thought ; consideration. 

The father of the family ; palerfemilias. 

PeHsh the colonies, rather that) a prin- 
ciple, t 

(Wigs.) Drivelling; old men. 

Chaff; baaier. 

The stafT of on cstablishmenl. 

Scarcely anybody sees of his own free 
impulse the merit ofanothei man. 

Twig by twig, the bird builds its nest. 

A letter card, J 

A second-rate ciliien ; dt. 

Uttle pitcher^ hai-e long ears. 

Every lit tie helps. 

A tiny spark kindles a great lire. 

In dark places a little spark gives light. 

A little rain calms a ^eat wind. 


(A small man fells a great oak.} Little 

strokes fell great oaks. 
A swell; a fop. 
Little, few. 
By degrees. 

Little wealth, lit lie care. 
Few possessions, few cares. 
A little thing consoles us, because a 

little thing causes us grief. 


n wish to die old maids. 

(Few persons know how to be old.) 
Youthful manners should not accom- 
pany old age. 

Few know how to amuse themselves. 
Some say: I spent so much .ind had 
so much amusement; I <li<t so and so. 
and hence was pleased. And thej- 
wear out their life on this treadmill. 

3 iDeml»r of tho A 

ije-alipi of pap«r, whii 


Pea d'hommes onKtf admirispatlenn 

dooestiques. —Mmlaigne. 
FcQ et paix c'cst doti de Ditti. 

PeupIcK, formez uoe sainie alliance, 
Et donnez-Dons la main. 

P«u s'en est lalln qu'il ne soit tomb£. 
Peut<an afflign ce que I'on aime ? 

Piice de circoiwtance. 

Pew men have been admired by their 

own servants.* 
A litlle and peace with it is tbe gift or 

Nalions, (ctm a boly alliance, and give 

us your hand. 

He very nearly fell. 

Can we cause ^ef to that which we 

(A composition to suit the occasion.) A 

Pieces de po^tiun. 
I^ed poudreoi. 
I^erre qni ronle i 

I^uer des deni. 

Pis aller. 

Place aui damei. 

Plaquf; doable (or 

Pleurer des larmes dc sang. 

Plus fa change, plus c'est la mtme chose. 

Plu>! d'honnear que d'honnetm. 

Plus fait douceur que violence. 

—La Fanlame. 
Plasinconstant quel'ondeet le nnage, 
La temps s'enfbit, pourquoi le regretter? 

work'wriiten tocelebrale a panicalar 

The principal dish. 

(Things that aid tbeconviclioa.) Clothes 
&c., that are produced at a trial to in- 
criminate a prisoner. 

Heavy guns. 

A vagabond. 

A rolling stone gathers no moss. 


Pointed ; pungent. 
To put spun to one's horse. 
To tumUe head-first into the water ; to 

(Ac a header. 
Tbe last resort. 
(Make) way for the ladies. 
Ormolu ; brass with the appearance o( 

Full powers. 
(To shed hot tears.) To weep unre- 

(To shed (ears of blood.) To suffer 

the agoniet of remone or disappoint- 

The more it changes, the more it is the 

(More honour than honours.) More 

glory than gain. 
Gentleness counts more victories than 

More quickly changing than the waves 

and clouds. 
Time flies, so why regret it f 
Tbe greater (he peri], tbe sweeter the 

• Srt iii%itml/n'y It fmt lit f 



Plu; I'homiQe de efuie se tapprocbe dc 
Difu. pluE> il a charge (I'Jmcs. 

— A. //oMSsaJf. 
Plus oil cit de fou9, plus □□ rit. 

Plus QQ 4C 

Plus prJs 1 

jr que U chemise. 

Plus sages que les saga. 
Plutfit mourir qne changer. 
Plutfit !ioulfrir qae mourir, 
C'esi la dcvJMdes bommes. 

—La Fanlautt, 
Point d'appui. 
Poiul d'aTgent, point dc Suisse. 

Point de nonvelles, bonnes nouvelics. 

Point de roses sans (pines. 


Port de reMche. 


Possession vaul tilte. 

Postc restanle. 

Pour avoir du goflt, i] faut avoir de 

rSme, — Vatn-enargues. 
Ponr bicn inslruire, il nc Taut pas dire 
■ :e qu'on sail, mais seulemenl ec 

II qu 01 

—La Harpt. 
Pour comble de bonheur. 
Pour connaitTC un homme. if Taut avoit 

mangf un muid de sel avec lui. 
Pour couper court. 

Pour eucourager Ics autres. — Vollairt. 
Pour faire rire. 
Pour ttconder le sillon oil germe 

I'avenir des peuples libres, il n'est 

pas n^eesaaire de vcrser le sang, il 

suflit de rCpandre les idfes. 

- Victor Hugo. 

• Tlw Swi« were llie loldii-t- 

The mafE divine a man of genius be< 
conies, of tbe more wuls be is tl 

Ibe greater the fool, the louder b 

The more basic, the less speed. 

(yiy Aesb is nearer to me than my shirty J 

I love my friends well, but mjrsdf I 

A greater royalist than the king hint- 
More wise (ban the wise. 
Sooner die than change. 
" Better to suffer than to die " — that ii I 

the guiding motto of manldnd. 

Point of support i prop. 

(No money, no Swiss.) No woili tdth.. 

out pay." ~ 

No news is good news. 
No rose without a thorn. 
A rascal ; ii blackguard. 
A port which ships can ]>ut into. 
Portion; altitude. 
Possession is nine points of the law. 
(Post left.J Place at the Post Office 

where letters may be addressed to be 

len till called for. 
(Vegetable broth.) The staple food of 

the French peasantry-. 
To have taste one must hnve an imagina- 

To leaeb weU we need not say all that 
we know, but only what is useful for 
the pupil to bear. 

As ihe height of happiness. 

To know a man, you must have eaten a 
bushel of salt with him. 

To cut matters short. 

To enconrage the others.f 

To move laughter. 

To fecundate the field whence will 
spring the future of free peoples, it 
is not necessary to spill blood thereon, 
for sowing ideas «il! be sufficient. 

.t indued thcF.nglith to >h 




Pour fiiir la vulgarite, on tombait dans 
le factice. — Renan, 

Pour ramour du grec. — MolUre, 
Pour la populace ce n'esl jamais par 
envie d'attaquer qu'elle se soul^ve, 
mais par impatience de souffiir. 

F6ur le peuple, mieuz valait s'abaisser 
devant un marshal de France qui a 
re9U de I'^ducation, que devant un 
manant de grippe-sou par6 de son 
6charpe tricoTore. — Marat, 

(Pour les Strangers) le voyageur n'est 
qu*un sac d'^us qu*il s*agit de desen- 
ner le plus vite possible. 

— Victor Hugo. 

Pour le succH 11 ne faut pas de talent, 
mais de l*&-propos. Habilete d*au- 
jourd'hui, d'hier et d'avant-hier, sou- 
tenue, vigilante, indefatigable — voiXk 
le succds. — Ph. Chasles. 

Pour n^ant demande conseil qui ne le 
veut croire. 

Pour paraltre honnSte homme, en un 

mot, il faut I'dtre ; 
£t jamais, quoi qu'il fasse, im mortel 

Ne pent aux yeux du monde etre ce 

qu'il n'est 1^,—Boileau. 

Pour passer le temps. 

Pour prendre cong^ (P.P.C.). 

Pour que la goutte d*eau sorte de la 

£t redevienne perle en sa splendeur 

II suffit, c'est ainsi que tout remonte au 

D'un rayon de soleil ou d'lm rayon 

d'amour ! — Victor Hugo. 

'*Pourquoi avez-vous si mal parl^ de 
cet hommc ? '* dcmandai-je un jour k 
Henri Heine. " Parce que je ra\'ais 
mal jug^." "Pourquoi Tavez-vous 
mal jug^ ? " " Parce que /(^r^wviVxij." 
L*envie est une inferiority qui s*avoue. 

—Ph. ChasUs. 

Pourquoi pleurez-vous .' M* avez-vous 
cm immortel ? — Louis XIV, 

In avoiding vulgarity one falls into 

For the love of Greek.* 

The people never revolt for the mere 
love of it, but because they cannot 
endure their suffering. 

The lower classes had better bow to a 
iield-marshal who has been educated 
fitly, than to a money-grubbing clown 
in a mayor*s chain-of-office. 

The tourist (among foreigners) is 
merely a moneybag that must be 
lightened as soon as possible. 

To succeed, talent is not so much 
needed as timeliness. Sustained, 
vigilant, and indefatigable dexterity — 
this is success. 

It is no use asking advice if you will 
not follow it. 

In a word, in order to appear a man of 
honoiu*, one must be one in reality. 
Whatever he does, no mortal man on 
the earth can appear to the eyes of 
others different from what he really 

To pass away the time. 

To take leave. 

To restore the drop of water in the 
mire to its primitive pearl-like splen- 
dour, it sumces to apply the remedy 
which brings all things from darkness 
to light, a sunbeam or a ray of love. 

•* Why did you speak so ill of that 
man .^ '' I asked Henri Heine one day. 
** Because I misjudged him." "Why 
did you misjudge him ? *' **Because I 
envied him." Envy is a confession 
of inferiority. 

Why do you weep ? Did you think me 
to be immortal } t 

* In the famous comedy* the Femmes lavanies. Philaminte, one of these learned ladies, 
hearing that Vadius knows Greek, is so enchanted by finding so learned a man, that she kisses 
bim, saying that it is '* for love of Greek " that she does so. 

t So the dying king said to some pages whom he saw weeping near his bed. 


I'ouiiail-il d'lin feu qui d^vore 
I'.prouixr Jem fois Ies effets f 
Les ccndrL-s s'ichauffenl cDCon-, 
Muis lie se rallument jamais. 

— L. Aiidtitux. 

Pour s'etablii: dans le mondc, an fait 
loul cc que I'oD peut pour y paiallrc 
etabli. — La Rochefoucauld. 

I'our toujouis, 

Pout uiic fenune, les tomans iju'elle 
Tail sont plus omusanls que ceox 
<iu'dlelil.— 7". GautUr. 

Pour U11 Orphte qui fat cherchei sa 
Tiriunie en cnfer, combien de veufk, 
bela.-i ! qui o'iraieni pax mime en 
paradis s'llx peiuai«tit y retrourer la 

Four un plaisir ntillc doulcun. 

I'our 1 

mne heure. 



■voui ttaduite a livrc ouverl f 



noi tel que je suis. 


des 4 e5%ies pour des lanteraes. 

Prendre fail et cause pout quelqu'un. 
Prendre la balie au bond. 

Prendtc la clef dcs champs. 

Prendre la lune avec Ics dents. 

Prendre la moucbe. 

Prendre 1 'occasion aux chcveui. 
Prendre ne dots \ la chandelle. 
Ni or, ni loile. et moins pucclte. 
Prendre ses jarobes i son eou. 

Prendre un billet de parterre. 

Prendre une condition. 

Prends le premier conseil d'uue lemme 

ct non le second. 
Prenez de I'amout ce gu'un homme 

sobte prend de vin. mats ne devene;! 

p.ia un ivrognc. — Alfred de Miisset. 

Is it possible to cKperience a second lime 
the fon:e o! love't devouring flaac ? 
The ashes may renew their warmth, 
but the fire is never Idndled again. 

(To laugh at.) Ludicrous; absurd. 
To gaut a position in the world, ooe 

must da one's best to appear .is ir it 

has been already gained. 

For one Orpheus who followed his 
wife to Hades, how many widou'ers, 
alas! would not even go to Paradise 
if there Ihey expected to lind tl9eii!>. 

One plensuie may c 

si be old 

In order to live long, one 

(is habits) early. 
To accomplish [lie objecl. 
Can you translate at sight - 
A summary : an epitome. 
(Take me as I am.) Motto of the 

Marquis of Ely. 
To think the moon is made of green 

To take anybody's side. 

To catch the ball .ts it bounds ; to seize 

an opportunity. 
(To take the Itey of the fields.) To 

take French leave. 
(To seize the moo 

To try lo do the 
(To catch the fly.) To make 

about nothing. 
Take lime by the forelock. 
Choose neither jewels, linen, n. 

' y candte-lij^ht . 

s teeth.) 

To r 

fast i 

' less 

(To take a ticket for the pit.) To 
tumble ; to come down in the world. 
To take service. 
Follow a woman's first adiice. not her 

Sip love as a sober man lakes wine, 
and never l>ecome besotted with it. 

Prenvz des informalions U-dessus. 

Prenci garde. 

Prfs de r^glise, loin de Dieu. 


Prtt d'accomplir. 

Frit pour moD pays. 
Fris 3ur le [ail. 
Proces vnbal. 



PTonieltie c'est donner, espcrer c 

Promellre et tenii soot deux. 

Promeltre moats et merveilles. 

Prupos de soirle vent cmpcvle. 

Make eDquiries about it . 

Take care. 

The nearer the church, the farther Erom 

Keadv to accomptisb.) 
Earl of Shrewsbury. 

Ready for my countiy. 

A pmying-chair ; a pew. 

Caught in the act. 

(Othcial report.) A summary of the 
charge aad evidence against an ac- 
cused person. 

A plan or project. 

A. person of the lower orden. 

Promising is giving, hoping is enjoying. 

Promises and performance ate two very 
different things. 

(To make professions of (iilure actions.) 
Promises ending in smoke. 

(The wind carries away lovers' pro- 
mises.) At lovers' peijuries they say 
Jove laughs. 

Literary property; copyright. 

One protected or patronized. 

(Provision made in season, brings a 
blessing to the house.) A stitui in 

Prophets littfratre. 


Provisbn faite en saison 

Fait du bien i la maison. 

Pytbagoie,Epicure,Socrale,Platon,sont Pythagoras, Epicurus. Socrates, Plato, 
des flambeaux; le Christ, c'est le these are the torches of the world; 

jour. — Victor Hugo. Christ is the light of day. 

^uand Auguste avait bu, la Pologne 

etait ivtc. — Voltaire. 
Quand celui qui £coule n'entend rieo, et 

celui qui parle n'enlend plus, c'est 

m^taphysique , — Voltaire. 

Quand il o'y a point de vent chacun 

sait naviguer. 
Quand i] tomberait des ballebardes, je 


The street in which the French Foreign 
Office is situated ; the French office 
for Foreign Affaire. 

When Augustus bad drunk, Poland was 

When the man who listens understands 
nothing, and the man who talks un- 
derstands as little, then they are dis- 
cussing metaphysics. 

Eveiv man is a ^ot when the sea is 

I will come though it rain catsand dogs. 

HpnuioK ^e lUWmsiit that lu^eci 

m br Frsdorick U. of Prauia. 

<JujLi<l jc pease qu'il y a dc« liomnes 

et pourlui dire: 

frajeur : Voulei-vous in'epousCT? Ji 

ne piiiam'empfclierd'ulmirer jusqii'' 

ou va I'audace haiosiae.—SlemiAal. 

Quand Is porte e^t basse il Taul *< 


eatiSrement k s< 


nail de Lemhs. 
quit tent, nous 

ae, il 

Qiiaod on ne trouve pas son repos ei> 
soi-nieme, il t-l inutile de Ic cheiclier 

Quand on parle du toup, on en voit la 

ND [frehch 

When I think Ihetc aie men li 
cddukIi li> look a \vonian in the eyes, 
lake net hand, and teli her they fuve 
her, without bein); daunted, I ouuiot 
help adioiriog tlie extent to which 
human audacity will go. 


t stoop when the di 

ire est tomW tout le monde 

:u^e porte la banniiie, mal 
eeui qui marchent derri^. 
le bonheur vous guidr, un doit 
: ses pas. — Daloiuhti. 
le diablc dit ses pateofitres t1 
!e ttompei. 

le fer est chaud, U le faul ballre. 
!e Ftanfais dort le diable le 

cs biens viennent les coqw fafl- 

Wben the tree is down everybody runs 

with his hatchet. 
When the blind man carries the iianoer, 

^>-oc to his follDwers. 
When happiness shows the way, wo 

ought to foUow it. 
When Satan quotes Scripluie, he mtist 

!SIrihe while the iron u hot. 

When the Frenchman sleeps the devil . 

racks him. 
A« wealth increases, health decreMGl> 

When women pass thirty thej' first for- 
get their age ; when forty, they forget 
that they ever remembered it. 

Quand 1 

nous flattons de la creance que c esi 

nous qui les quitlons. 

— La Rochefuucavtd . 
Quand on a besoin des hommcs, it faut 

bien s'ajustet it eux. — Moliire. 

Quand on a des fUles on est toujours 

Quand on court apris I'espiil, on at- 
trape la sotlise. — MotUesquitu. 

Quand on &rit avec facililc, on croit 
toujours avoir plus de talent qu'on 
n'en a. Pour Wen ecrire, il faul une 
facilite naturelle et une diflicultfi ac- 
quise . — youbert. 

Quand on est bien il laut s'y tenir. 

He who has daughters is always a shep- 
In the race after wit, folly is caui:lit. 

The fluent writer accredits himself with 
more talent than he really possesses. 
To write well, one must have an innate 
facility and an acquired difficulty in 

When you are well off, there is no need 

When one has not what be likes, he 

must like what he has. 
When one docs not find repose in ont- 

nntcB] QUE ' 

Quand on se fut entendre on park loa- 

jonrs bicD, 
£t toos vDs beaux diclons se servent 

pas de ricn. — Aloliirt. 
Quand on voii la chose on la croit. 

Siundquelque chose nous dffant, 
nsaiC alors ce qu'elle vaul. 
Quand sar une penoiuie aa ptjtend se 

Cest par les beaux cdtca qu'il lui faut 

ressembler .—Moliirt. 
Quaod tons pcches soax vieux ravarice 

est encore jeune. 
Quand tout le monde a tort, tout le 

monde a raison. — La ChaussU. 

Quand un ami a un grand succte, on 

plus souvent de son anutie. 

— Choi. Narrey. 

Quand un chien se noie, chacnn lai 
offte i boire. 

Quand one chose peut Itre de deux 
maniim, elle est presque toujouis de 
la manitre qui patatt la moios natu- 
rellc. — Franfois Arago. 

Quand une fois on a titiave le noyen 
de prendre la multitude par I'appAt 
de la liberty, elle suit en ai-eugle, 
pourvu qu'elle en enlende seulement 
le nam. — Bossuet. 

Quand une lecture vous &k\-c I'esprit, 
et qu'elle vous inspire dea sentiments 
noblcit el cherchez pas 
une autre r^le pour juger dc I'ouv- 
rage : il est bon. cl bit de main 
d'ouitier.— Zfl Bruyirt. 

Quand lient lagloire s'envala mfmoire. 

Quand vos yeux en naissant s'ouvraient 3 
la tumiite 

Chncun \-ous souriait, mon fils, et i-ous 

Vue^ si bien, qu'unjour i voire der- 
ni^re hcurc 

Chacun verse des pleurs et qu'on vous 
vote sourire. — Marquist dt Crlquy. 

Que ceux qui lisenl soient moiaux, 
ceux qui Krivcnt le deviendroni par 
la force des chases. Si la foule se 
presse auiour des etalagcs i. scan- 
dale, rexplosinn d'immor«lit£ (era 
des blesses. S'il y a vide, elle sera 
sans danger. — Pitrtt Virmt. 

:EU3, 3*1 

The speech held the bearers berause 

Whilst all your fine nonsense for nothing 

was good. 
Seeing is believing. 
When a tbing is lost to us, tve know 

how much 'twas worth. 
When we claim to model our acts on 

another's, wc ought to imitate the 

good side of bis character. 

When all other simi grow old avarice is 

still young. 
(When everybody is wrong, everybody 

is rieht.) When all ate sinners, the 

single sinner escapes punishment. 
When a friend is succe^ful he is loved 

somewhat less, but bis friendship is 

more often boasted of. 

When a thing may be done in two ways, 
it is almost always done in the ap- 
parently least natural. 

When once the multitude are led by one 
who knows how to use liberty as a 
lure, they blindly follow at the mere 

sound of that word. 

When a passage in a book elevates 
the mind and inspires noble and 
courageou!^ feelings, look fat no other 
standard wbcrcby to judge the work; 
it is good and wrought by a mastN' 

When gloiy comes memory departs. 

When your eyes at your birth did open 
to the world, you wept, my child, 
while those who saw you smiled. May 
you live so well that, at your last 
momentii, all may weep and you may 

If readers be moral, writers become so 
by the force of circumstances. If the 
mob will dock up to scandalous shows, 
the explosion of immorality will hurt 
them. Establish a vacuum round 
them, and there will cease to be any 

Que iaire ? 

Que la terw est petite 3 qui la voit des 

cieux \-DfmU. 
Quelle imprfroylQce de vivre toujour^ 

Quel que cho»e. 

Quelque beureusement douft que nous 

soyons, nous nc devoDi en tirer vaaiii. 


Quelques crimes touiouts prfcMent les 


Que tui impoite cela ? 

Que DDUS habitioDS id oa i ztMt, nous 

(ioiumea, Don les dtoyeos d'un pays 

ou d'un monde, mais, ea v£rite, bs 

citoyens da Ciet. 

— CamiUt FUitamariim. 
Qu'est-ce que le Tiers £lal f Tout. 

Qii'a-t-il> Rien. Que vuul-il ? Y 

devenit quelque chose. 

a chemise ne sache t. 

rous faul-il F 


Qui a bon cceur a toujours le temps 1 
propos, — Gaucher dl Chitillon. 

Qui a bonne femme, est bieii alli£. 

Qui a bonne tete oe manque pas de 

Qui a bu boira. 

Qui a des filles est toujouis berget. 

Qui i deux maltres servirj 
Qui a froid souffle le feu. 

Qui a honte de manger i 
Qui Dime bien, ch9tie bien. 

lABLE [fkbncb 1 

(What the devil did be go to do in that I 

galley?) Why on culh did he go to I 

ihat place f • 
What is to be done '( 
How small is (be eartb to hjm whaj 

looks from Heaven. 
How unprudeot always to live fnna | 

hand to moutli. 
A Iride ; something. 
However richly we may be endowed, 

we ought not to be vain on tba 

(Great crimes are always preceded by J 
lesser ones.) Nerno repentt ftA ] 

What's that lohim? 

Whether we dwell here or there, wsfl 
are not dtizens of this countiy or tlii»j 
world, but dtiMns of Heaven, 

\Vhal is the Third Estate ? E\-erythmg. d(ic5 it po-se.5* Nothing. 

What does it desire i" To become 

Don't let your cap know what thoughts 

What dg you require ? 

Every moment is the right moment for 

the man who has a stout heart. 
He who has a good n'ife, has a good ally. 
A good head need not go batless. 

(He who has drunk will drink again.) 

Ever drunk, ever dry. 
He who has daughters must always be 

a shepherd. 
He who would two masters serve, is 

false to one or the other. 
(Let the one who is cold blow the fire.} 

Who has mobt need should the most 

He who i5 ashamed to eat is ashamed 

a Turkli 

thought tQ lave bfrn nM the work'of siejSi \\A of Cham* 


Qui ume bien, tvd onblte. 

Qui aime trop !e petit sacds renonce i 

la grande eloiie. -Ph. Chailei. 
Qui a la bourse pleiue pr£che au pauvre. 
Qui a lete de cire ne doit pas a'appro* 

cher da feu. 
Qui attend lea souliers d'un mort risque 

d'aUer picds nus. 
Qui bien mange, et qui bleu doit, 
Ne doit encore craiodre la mort. 
Qui casse les verres les paye. 
Qui cesse d'etre ami ne ]'a jamais Hi. 

Qui chapon mange chapoa lui vi 

Qui comple sans son hfite, comple denx 

A true lover is slow in forgetting. 
When a man covets petty successes, he 

lias given up hopet of glory. 
Full purse preaches to Uie penniless. 
A head of wax must not go near the 

He who waits for a dead man's shoes is 
like to go barefoot. 

He who eats well and sleeps well 
need not think his end is near. 

Who breaks, pays. 

(He who has ceased to be my friend, 
was never my friend.) True friend- 
ship never dies. 

Live bigli, and high living will come to 

It is labour lost to begin and not com- 

He who reckons without his host, will 
have to reckon a second time. 

Quiconque vent tronver qoelques bons 
mots n'a qu'l dire beaucoup de sot- 
tises. — y. y. Rousseau. 

Qui court deux liivies, n'en prendra 

Qui donnerpent, il amaint bon voisin. 

Qni dort, dine. 

Qui doute ne se trompe point. 

Qui dcoute aui poites, entend plus qn'il 

Qui en dit da mal, veul I'acheter. 
Qui tpargne, gagne. 
Qui fpargne le vice, fait tort 1 ta vcrtu. 
Qui est avec les loaps, il lui faat hurler. 

Qui est-ce qui attachera le grelot ? 

Qui est content est riche. 

Qui est matade an mois de Mai, 
Tout I'an demeure sain et gai. 
Qui est malade de folic, 
Ne s'en gnfrit toute sa vie. 
Qui est snr la mer, il ne fail pas des 
vents ce qn'il vent. 

(He that hunts two hares will catch 

neither.) Two many irons in the foe. 
{He who is able to give has many a 

kind neighbour.) The rich never 

lack friends. 
He who sleeps, dines. 
Doubt, and you'U not be deceived. 
(He who listens at doors hears more 

than he tikes.) Listeners never hear 

any good of themselves. 
He who decries a thing, wants to buy it. 
A peimy saved is a penny gained. 
He who spares vice wrongs virtue. 
(You most howl with the wolves.) 

When you are at Rome, do as the 

Romans do. 
(Who will beU the cat f) Who wiU 

take the post of danger ? 
The contented man ii always rich 

He who is ock in the month of May 
The rest of the year is well and gay. 
He who is sick with folly, is sick and 

Kony all his life. 
A man at sea cannot direct the winds. 

Qui femme a, noise a. 

Qui femme vidlle ou laide prend, 

Donnt! H entendre qu'il aimc argent. 

Qui fuii, pent revenir miKi, 

Qui mcurt, U n'en est pas aimi. 


Qui c^Ene, joue Inen. 

Qui loin 4eva marier 

Ou cii itomp*, ou i-enl Iroraper. 

Qui m'aime, aime mon cliien. 

Qui m'limc me suive.— /raiim /. 

Qui Tna! cherche, nial trouve. 

Qui mcniice, a peur. 

Qui niunte la mole, la fene. 

Qui nail le dimanche, jam.iii ne meurt 

Qui o-a, ne pent. 

Qui n'a pas argfiil ea bourse, ait micl 
en Ixjuehe. 

Qui natjuit chat, court apris les m 
Qui n'a qu'un <:eil, bicn le garde. 

Qui ne craint point la mort ne craint 

point les menaces. — CorncitU. 
Qui ne dil Hen conscDt. 
Qui ne fail rien, fait mal. 
Qui ne gagne, perd. 
Qui nVntenit qu'une ctocbe n'eniend 

Who hath 3. wife hath always strife. 
Who doth an ugly n: 
'Tis plain thalhelov 

^ money loo. 
y may return ag 

but be wbo is 
For he wbo fights and runs away 
May live to figbt another day ; 
But he who is in battle slain 
Can never rise and tight again. — Riy 
It's always the clever player who win*. 
He who goes far from home to seek a | 

wife, is either deceived or a deceiver. 
Love me, love my dog. 
Let him who loves me follow me I * 
He who seeks for evil, never Ctils to J 

find it. 
A bully is always a coward. 
He wbo rides the mule most sboe ber. 
What does it matter! 
A child bom on Sunday never dies of | 

ibe plague. 
Empty pocket' 
He who has 

>t give. 

incy in his purse must 
nave a honeyed tongue. 
The man whose inclination? are not 
suited to his age, feels the full burden 

(He who has no sense at thirty, will 

never have any.} A fool at forty i* 

a fool indeed, 
{Who is bora a cat will run after mice.) 

Nature will out. 
A man with only one eye must take 

good care of it. 
(He who owns nothing, has nothing to 

fear.) The beggar is not afraid of 

the thief. 
Without health, the test is nothing. 
He who corrects not youth controls 

The man who dreads not death can- 
not be daunted by threats. 

Silence gives consent. 

He who does nothing, does amiss. 

He who does not win, lose?. 

(Who hears only one bell, hears only 
one sound.) One stor)' is ^aoA till 
another is tolil. 

Silence makes no mistakes. 
, where the French army Jefealcd Ihr MlUneie 

Soi De preDd qoand il peat, 
n'aura qiuod il veut. 
Qui ne regardc paa «□ avant. 

Qui DC retire de sa vacbe que la queue, 

Qai ne risque rien o'a lien. 

Qui DC sail bjen pailer de son mllier, il 

Qui DC se tasse pas, lasse I'adversitf. 

Qui ne soufTre pas seul, ne soufiie pas 

Qui pardonue ais^ent invite i I'oficD- 

ser. — Comtille. 
Qui parle, sime ; qui ticoute, recueille. 
Qui partout va, partout prend. 

Qui passe un jour d'hiver, il passe un 

de ses cDnemis niorlels. 
Qui paye, a tneo le droit de donner sod 

Qui paye tdt, einpruilte quand il veut. 

Qui perd, pkrhe. 

Qiri pent ce qui lui plait, conunacde 

iilors qu'il prie. — Comeitti. 
Qui plusir fait plaiut requiert. 
Qai plus qu'il n'a vailUnt depend, il 

Tail la coide i. qooi se pend. 
Qui plus sail, plus se tail. 

Qui pourrait liiTc sans cspotr P 

Qui ptemiet I'ienl au moulin, premier 

ROUVE 315 

He who can't bite sbould not show bis 

He that wi]] not wheo he may. 
When he will shall have nay. 
He who looks not ahead finds biniiieir 

10 eel 

does not lose al 
Notbiog venture nothing gain. 
A good workman does not defame bis 

He who does not grow tired, tires ont 

his ill-luck at last. 
He who goes abroad by day has tio 

need ofa lantern. 
Sufferings are lessened when you share 

thEDi with otheis. 
(Who will de1i\-er us from the Greeks 

and Romans ?) Who will set us 

free from Che tyranny of the ancient 

classical models in liteiature ? 
He who pardons too readily invites 

fresh insult. 
WI10 speaks, sows ; who listens, reaps. 
He who goes everywhere gleans evety- 

Get over a winter's day, and yon " get 

over " a mortal enemy. 
He who pays, has tbe right to advise. 

Qui pr6te i I'ami, perd au double. 
Qui prouve liop, ne prouve lien. 

The ready payer can borrow any- 

(WTio thinks.') Motto of the Earl of 

He who loses sins. 
He who can realize his wishes can com* 

mand what be prays for. 
One good turn asketh another. 
He that spends more than he is worth 

makes a rope lo hang himself with. 
The more a man knows, the less he 

If hope were dead, who could live ? 
(Whoso lintl cometh to the mill, first 

grist.) First come, iiist served. 
Who lakes a wife for a dower, surren- 
ders his power. 
Lend your friend money and you will 

lose friend and money. 
Who proves too much proves nothing. 



Qui que 1 

, le Tut, ou Ic doit tat. 


Qui repood, paie. 

Qui rebte dans la vallee ne pusera 

jamais la moDtagne. 
Qui s'arrete ft chaque pierre, n'atrive 

Qui sauiait les aventures, ne serait jamais 


: Uve 

Qui se dctoume, £vite le danger. 

Qui w fAcbe, a tort, 

Qui se fait tiTcbis le loup le mange. 

Qui se liile en cheminoiU, 

Se fourioye trien souvenl. 

Qui X marie jl la bite, se lepcnt 4 loiatr. 

Qui s^me des chardons, recueille des 

Qui se resscmblc s' assemble. 

re, yoar mailer see. 

rie LUi UT waS| or he will be.) Love 

Ihe conquerot. 
Who answeis for mother, pays. 
He ihat lingers in the valley will never 

get over tbe hill. 
He who Slops at every stone never gets 

to bis journey's end. 
Could we roretetl the future, we should 

He that sleeps Hiib dogs gets up with 

He who turns aside avoids danger. 
He who loses his tenipci is in the wrong 
He Ibat makes himself a sheep shall be 

eaten by the wolves. 
Who hastens too much on his way 
Doth often (ind himself astray. 
Alarry in hajite and repent at leisure. 
He who sows thistles must reap tboras. 

Qui tard se couche, ct se Icve matin, 

ll pounait bientfit voir sa (in. 

Qui terre a. guerre a. 

Qui tient la pocle par [a queue, il la 

toume \k oS 11 veut. 
Qui tienl le (il, lienl Ic pelofon. 
Qui t&t doone, deux fois doime. 

autres, ne dort pas 

Qui trcbuche et ne tombe p,is, avancc 

son cbemin. 
Qui trop change, empire. 
Qui trop embr.isse eireint. 

Qui va chercber de la laiiie, revie 
Qui va et retoume, fait bon voyage. 
Qui vciil apprendre i prict, aillc souvc 

He who goes late to bed, apd is up 

betimes, is likely soon lo die. 
He who owns land is ever at war. 
He who holds the handle of tbe frjing- 

pari turns it as be pleases, 
He who holds the thread holds the ball. 
(He who gives quickly, gives twice.) 

Bis ilat, qui cilo tial. 
He who breaks another's rest, his slum. 

hers ne'er are the bc-st. 
He that stumbles and falls not is still 

getting on. 
Ever changing, never gaining. 
(He who grasps too much holds little.) 

Avarice overreaches itself. 
In punishing one, a hundred are tbrea- 

I [e who goes a-sbearing may come back 

Who goes and returns makes a good 

enough journey. 
If a man would learn lo pray, let him go 

often to sea. 




Quiveut Itreriche m un an, au bout dc 

six mois eat pendu. 
Qui veut faire une porte d'or, il y met 

tous les jours un don. 
Qui veut ta tin veut les moyens. 
Qui veut noyer son chicD I'accuse de la 


i, doit se 

Qui veut prendre un oiseau il oe fant pas 

Qui vent voyager loin, manage sa mon- 

Qui vient, est beau; qui appurte, est 

encofe plus beau. 
Qui Wt i compte, vit i honte. 
Qui vit content de rien possMe toule 

cbose. — BoiUau . 
Qui vit loQglenips, sait ce qu'est douleur. 
Qui Vive f 

Quivoit uneJpingleet nela ptend vieol 

tu temps qa'U s'en repent. 
Quoi, donr, les rois meurent-iis f 
Quoique fol tarde, jour ne tarde. 

He wbo wants to be rich in a year will 
get banged in six months. 

He who wishes to make a golden door 
must drive a nail in every day. 

Where there's a will, there's a way. 

Give a dog a bad name and bang him. 

He must rise betimes who would pleaie 

He who would catch a bird, must not 

rrighlcn it. 
He who wishes to trai-el Ear, ta^escare 

of liis horse. 
The empty-handed is welcome, but br 

more is he who brings a present. 
Who lives on credit lives disgraced. 
He who lives contented possesses every< 

He who lives long knows what pain is. 
Who goes there? [On thejuiOTW, i.*, 

on the alert.)" 
Who lives will see. 
iryou see a pin and let it lie. 
You may yet want it before yon die. 
What, do kings die ? 
Though the fool lingers, the day does 

Qu'on mc donne six lignes de la main Show me six lines written by the most 

du plus honntte homme, J'y trouverai honest man in the world, and I will 

de quoi le faire pendre. find enough in Ihem to bang him.f 
— Cardinal Richelim. 


le le caii. 



Raison d'etre. 

Kaison froide, 

Raisonne. catalogue raisonnJ. 

Raisoimer sur I'amour, c'est t 

of fashion as coffee 

Racine will go 

A narrator. 

A highly seasoned dish. 
Reason for existence. 
(Cold reasoning.) Indifference. 
Explanatory catalogue. 
If you bring reason to bear on li 

Softening of the brain. 

until It 

r of French wnlli 

I then?'* tl i> uidtbat Ibe siprsuii 

hul ii derived rrom the Italian Cki vi'i 

liiriT lUiibuIed to Kicbdieu, alihouKli M. 


8inro»ioii Qui vim hu Dathidr to do .. ._ 
-■''-■-- -'^■-" -itKlfacotmptlDsofC^i 

obeI/ altnbuUd to Sladams de Sivi(B<. 




RANZ [Fxni^^H 

lUnz dcs vacbei. 

(R«nk» or ruin, of the cowt.l Swiss H 

melodies played as cow-caII^ — so ^H 

called beciiuse the cows on healing ^H 

Ihe ait cutne up la the player in rows. ^H 

R^ pproch ement. 

The act of bringing together : recon- ^H 

Rarcmpm 1 ccwrir le monde 

Rarely does a man gain any adiinlage ^^| 

On ilevienl jilus bommc de bien. 

bv coDstanllv movjoc from land to ^1 

—RignitT-DeimareU. land. ^| 


(Wumcdup.) Cauld kail hct again. ^H 


Elegant; attractive. ^^| 


ApulT; log-roUug. ^H 


A survey of the position. ^^H 

Recueil choM. 

A choice coUeclion. ^^| 

R^dacteui (en dwf). 

Eihtor (of a newspaper}. ^^| 


Government; mode of living. ^^| 


To return Ibonks. H 


Compose yourself. H 


Rcnard tiiii dort I« milinfe 

(The rbs thai bleept in Ihe inominB ^H 

never feathen; his mouth.) The early ^H 


Rendrc IMme. 
Reodre poii pour (eve. 


Ripondre en 
Riponse son: 

. rfplique. 



Revenons \ \ 

los moulons. 

Rien de plus eltniuent que I'arpcnl comp- 

I ant. 
Rien n'abitardit leB csprils comme le 

spectacle perpctuel du nifdiocie. 

Rien n'aiguise ''esprit comme les etudes 

Iheologiques. — TalUyrand. 
Rien n'a qui assez n'a. 

A place llxcd for a meeting. 

To t,Hi'c up the ghost. 

(To five a pea for a bean.) To give til 

The funds : Government slocks. 

To gi^■e an eva.sive answer, 

(A reply that admits of no rejoinder.) 

A condu^.ivc answer. 
An abtjtract or epitome. 
A reunion ; a social palbering. 

The beat of the drum at daybreak. 
(Lei us return to our sheep.) Let us 

(Xolliing speaks so well as cash do\ni.) 

Money i-* a great jiersuader. 
Notliinf; M) dulls the wit a.s the perpetual 

view of commonplaces. 

Nothing so sharpens tlie «il as theolo- 
gical study. 
He bas notbinf; who bai not enough. 


r que U chose incer- 
e naturel que 

Bien ne m'esl sei 

RJcD n'emptcbe lant 

I'envie dc !e patallre. 

— La RochefBUcauld. 
Rien ne p*se lanl qu'un secret : 
Le poller loin eat cufiicile lui dames ; 
Et }e uiti mtme sur ce fail 
Bod nombre d'homnm qui sont femmes. 
— La Ftmtaint. 
Bien ne ressemble mieui %. un honnSte 

bomme qu'un fripon. 
Rien n'est aiusi divers que la lieaut J des 

femmes, si ce n'est I 'impression qu'elle 

produil sur nous. — Edm. Atoul. 
Rien n'est beau que le vrai. — BoiUau. 
Rien n'est'inulile dans une tcuvre sortie 

d'une t*le bien faile,— Z)e Vigny. 
Rien n'est si utile que la reputation, et 

rien ne donne la reputation si sflre- 

ment que le mfrite.^ Vauvaiarfttes. 
Rien ne vaut poukin s'il oe rompt son 

Rien nc vieillit plus vite qu'un bieniait. 

Rite jaune. 

Rire sans propoi est propre aux fous. 

Rirc sous cape. 

" Rodrigue, as-lu du cceut i " " Tout 

autre que mon p4re I'cprouverait sur 

I'heute . " — ComeiUe. 

RQIe d't'quipage. 
Rome n'a pas il( faite en no jour. 
Rome n'est pluk dans Rome. 

Rompcz lea ranps ! 
Ronget son Tiuiu. 

1 Tbefriondi 

nBBiDBJr uid tb«T dewrred 

Nothing is so heavy lo cany as a secret ; 

it is difficult for women to keep it 

long ; and I know even in this matter 

3 good number of men who are 

Nothing more closely resembles an 

honest man than a koave. 
Nothing is more varied than feminine 

beauty, unless it be the impressioQ it 

produces upon us. 
Nothing is beautiful but truth. 
There is nothing useless in a work that 

issues from a well-constituted brain. 
Nothing is so useful as repntatioD, and 

nothing wins it so surely as merit. 

A colt is worthless if it does not break 

its halter. 
Nothing grows old more quickly than -a 

He laughs best who laughs last. 
(To laugh in one's beard.) To ridicule 

To laugh on the wrong tide of one's 

Ill-timed laughter is the mark of fooli. 
To laugh in one's tleeve. 
" Hast thou couiagc, Rodrigue?" 
" Anyone but my fatha would t«gt it 

A character in a play. 
A list of the crew; mutter-roll. 
Rome was not built in a day. 
(Rome is no longer in Rome.) The 
place is not itself; everybody is out 

Break off! 

(To gnaw the bit.) To fret inwardly. 

A Take ; a proHigale.J 

lit Hill Rmlrigue, appealint for vcdctucc aEaiost 

quoUd i(li)i pi (Tful application. 

"'f •»— '^trtBTA,. inwhirh the hero deciam 

I <n uiic in otuiiii, rnrmw Wll /tult ttjl imii,"Rom ji wtien I 
ijrinj that. '■Every land ii a fatherland to a brave man," Omm 


lari nv adapted Avm a IIda i 

DituaoDd cu 

S'abi^lenir pourjouir, c'est la philosopbir 
du S3ge, c'est I'^picur^ismc dc la IM- 
sim. — y. y. RouiSiau. 

Sain et ^^luf. 

Saint ne peut, si Dieu ne veal. 

Saint Nicolas, mon bon patron. 

Donnez-mDi quelquechose du bon, 

Plein mes bas, pleio mes Kiiiliers, 

Saint Niq'.l«i bleu obUgfi. 


Salle J manger. 

Salle de> Pas Perdos. 

S'imusct i b moutanle. 

Sans changer. 
Sans culottes. 

Satii-culot tides. 

Sans Dieu, rien. 

Sans dot ! 

Saiu doule. 

Sans fafon. 

Sans la femme, I'bomtne a AH faite des 

graodes eMosc^.— R,iqueplaii. 
Sans pain e1 sans vin, I'amour tl'csl 

rien: tjuand In pauv: 

potte, rail ' — 

Sans tlcbe. 

Sauler dc la poeic sur la braise. 

nvole par la fenetre. 

Safe audsouDtt. 

Saint cannot do what (rod will not do. 

Saint Nicholas, tny Und patron, give mc 

aomclhing good, 
FiU my stockiog^. 1i]| my shoes, Saint 

Nicolas, grant my prayer.* 
A hall. 

A dioicg room. 
Hall of the lost footsteps, f 
(To play with the mustard.) To stand 

Cold blood ; indilfereQce ; apathy. 
Without changiiig. 
Ragged men ; the lower classes of the 

French Revolution. 
The holidays of the Sans^culottes. J 
Nothing without God, 
Without a dowry! j 
Without doubt. 
Without ceremony. 
Were [t nol for woman, man would have 

done greater deeds. 
Without bread and without wine, love 

is nothing: when poverty enters the 

door, love (lies out of the window. 
Free from care ; free and easy. 
Without stain. 
Health . 

By Jove ! How provoking ! 
Out of the fryinj! pan into (he fire. 
(A le.ip.gutlcr.) The oflice-boy of 

lawj'crs, etc., who is employed to 

carry messages. 
Save themselves who can. 


Tccrou OHE anoltiei'l slcpi a~ thry nalk about. 
: Dayi nlirn lb? Rcvalulioniitt abiHlired rrom bloodiliTd were to call 
1 A remark constantly rrpealed by Harpagon, Ihe cbiof chiractor in M 

miser cannot resist ibe attractions of the old luitor for his dauihtct'i han 



S«voir disdnuler est le savoir des rois. 
— Rkhtlieti. 
Savoir faire. 
Savoirparcoeur n'est pas savoir: c'esl 

tenir ce qu'on a donni en garde 1 sa 

injnidre. —itontaigiu. 

Scnilin d'arronditsement. 
ScnitiD de liate. 

de trois, secret de to 
Secret de la com&lie. 
Se jeler dans I'eau de penr de U ploii 


Seloo te saint I'enceni. 

Selon les regies. 
Seloa le vent la voile. 
Selon que voos serez 

Les jugements de cour 

S'embarqner sans biscnii 

Se meltre en qualie. 

Sens dessus dessous. 

Serail-il sage de crolre qu'un mouve- 
ment qui vient de si loin pouita Stre 
suspendu par les efforts d'une g*n<- 
ration ? Pense-t-on qii'apris avoir 
vaincu les rois, d<tr\iit la ffodalitt, la 
dtoiociatie reculera devant les bour- 
t;eois et les riclies ? — Tixqurvilit. 

Se tompre le cou. 

Ses folies sautect am yeox. 

Ses ouvrages foot loi. 

* Scnilit dt /lite and Scnliit ^armtdia, 
fanner cjue tho voter iadicatei the uamet of J 
tbe DefXTtacDt collactiTelT ; inlfaeUUerci; 

A learned man. 


Dissimulatioii is the art of kings. 

Ability ; skiU ; wits. 

To know a thine by heart is not real 
knowledge ; that is only ability to lay 
one's hand on a thing which we have 
placed in the storehouse of the mind. 

Good breeding \ refined manners. 

Munidpa] ballot.* 

(Voting by ballot.) The voting for the 
Defwtmental representatives. 

Session; atling. 

The secret of two is God's secret, the 
secret of three is everybody's secret. 

Everybody's secret. 

(To jump inti ■ " 

the rain.) 

The grander the saint, the sweeter the 

According to rule. 
(Set your sail as the wind blows.) 
According as you are poweifiil or 
wretched, the judgments of the Court 
will paint you black or white. 

(To embark without provisions.) To 
begin an undertaking without the 
means of carrying it out, 

(Sow yoarwheat on St. Francis' day, if 
you wish to have a heavy crop.) Sow 
on the 4th of Octolwr. 

(To cut oneself in four.) To do any- 
thing to oblige another. 

Topsy-turvy, upside down. 

Is it wise to believe tliat a movement 
(the tendency to Democracy traced 
to the beginning of society) coming 
from so far back, can be stayed by the 
elTort of one generation? Can anyone 
believe that after overcoming kings 
and destroying feudalism, Democracy 
will retreat twfote the onslaught of the 
tradesman and capitalist classes ? 

To break one's neck. 

His foibles are palpable. 

His works are quite classics. 

II lbs cudidstci be vriihsi la rloct to repmant 
Btba DWBben aro n>tad far individually* 

; grai'^ s 

19 dit>ent encore cc qu'il Tul autie- 
fois . — Comriilt. 
Sc lirer d'affiire. 

Sc trouvcT i, la hauteur de ia siluation. 
Si cc n'esl toi, c'eat dooc tan Trke. 

—La Fonlaitf. 
Hi Dicu n'eiistail pas, il raudrait Tin- 

\ca\tis. — Vottairt. 
Si Dieu veult. 


Siftcle d'or. 

SitclKi dei tenfebrei. 

Si jc n'y !!uis [ua, ^u'il plaise X D 

deni'j'tiiiabljr; nj'yuuis, qu'il pis 

i Dieu de m'r maintenir. 

—JtoHut d'Are. 
Sije puis. 
Si je savaii qoelque chose qui me (fit 

utile et qui fiit prfjudiciable ik ma 

famillc, je le reietleiais de inon esprit. 

Sije -avals quclquc chose quiful utile 

e i Dieu 


'Twas his exploits that fijnowed (bus 

hii brow. 
And what he did of yore Ihcy tell 


il be your brother.* 
it would be neces- 


sary to invent him.t 
(If God so wilk it.) Mono of the 

Preston Ciunily. 

The golden age (of Louis XIV.) . 

The dark ages. 

If I am Dol in a state of grace before 
God. I pray God (hat it may be 
voudisafed lo me ; if I am, I pray 
God that I may be preserved io 'V..% 


If I knew some scheme which was ad- 
vaclaficous lo myself but hurtful to 
my kindred, I would biuish il from 

palrie, jc chercherais a I'oubliet, Si 
]e savais quelque chose utile u ma 

Fatrie et qui fill pr^judiciable a 
Europe e< au genre humain, je le 

— MonUsquieu. 
Si jc tennis (oules les vcrilfs dans ma 
main, je me donnerais bien dc garde 
de I'ouvrir au.^ homroes. 

— FontineUe. 
Si jeunesse savnit ! si vidllesse pouvait ! 

Si la bonne foi clait bannie du leste du 
monde, il fallait (|u'on la trouvSt dans 
la bouche des rois. 

nind. I( I knew 

5 advantageous ti 
dred hut hurtful to my country, I 
would try lo forget it. If I knew 
what was of advantage lo my 
country, but hurtful to Europe and 
the human race, 1 should regard il as 

If youih had knowledge '. if age had 

If good faith were lo l>e banished from 
the rest of the world, it mu^t Still be 
found in the mouth of kings.H 

■ A Mvirit from ihc fabLt of ilic I^V// a'ld Ihr Limb. Th 
that tlie lamb hai cliitini the water in Ihc [iv«, i> dclcrniineil lo 

Dn, VoHair^t in Feriicy at hit own charKM. 
J Tbc reply of JraniipJ'Arc to her iiijgcs, when ajked if shew 
I Thi^ ii the muIlD of the ColtiuhDUn familr. An anccitoi of t 

miods, 11 comnioii bolb to philoiophcTi and tb«olofri4ns- 

:h to the Dtity {Enxii 
miLy, iKing asked by Ibe 

a proniu ma^B evco I 

. .356.JohnlI„KineorFra. 
.t°lo Jl!™7t, w EoBrand" 1 




Si I'lme est immat^rielle, die peat sur- 
TivTc »a coqis; et si elle lui survit, la 
Providence est justitite. Qiund je 
D'aoiais d'autre preuve de I'iinniatfim- 
lil£ de I'Aine que le triompbe du 
mjchaul et I'oppressian du juste en 
ce monde, ccla seul m'euipicheiait 
d'en douler. — y. J. Sousitau. 

St Tamour doirne de I'eiipiit aux bttes, 
c'est sans doute celui qu'il 6le aui 
gens d'cspiit,— ^//Ao»« Ad^r. 

Si I'amour porle des ailei 

N'esl>ce p»s poor voltiger ? 

Si ramoar r^sisle raremeDt i I'absence, 
ce n'est pas seulcment par I'oubli. 
C'est que, lie loin, les imperfections 
disparaissent, et que lotsque Ton voit 
ensuite sa malttcsse (die qu'eltc est, 
et non telle qu'ou se la ligurait, on sc 
dit : " CoDuneDt, cen'esl quecela?" 
Et Ton passe. — Za Bruyin. 

Si ramour vitd'espoir, il pint avec loi ; 

Cest un feu qui s'^teint tauie de nour- 
litiue.^ — ComeilU. 

Si la pauvrett est U mire d«s crimes, le 
df faut d'esprit en est le ptre. 

— La Bmyirt, 

Si la vie et U mort de Socrate soot 
d'an sage, la vie el Li mort de J£sus 
sont d'un diea. — y. J. Rousuatt. 

Si le del tombait il y auiait bien des 
abaettes prises. 

Si le diable ftoit or, il devieodroit 

Si le monde n'attachoit les hommes 
que par le boobeur de leur condition 
pr^sente, comme il oe fait point 
d'heureux, il ne fcroit point d'adora- 
teuis : I'avenir qu'il qqus moatre ton- 
jours, est sa i;rande ressource et sa 
seduction la plus inevitable ; il nous 
lie par ses esp^rances, ne pouvant 
nous Eatisfaire pat ses doDs ; et I'er- 
reur de ses promesses nous endorl 
toujours sur le iifant de lous ses 
bienfaits. — Masiillon . 

• Thit wai tfae Dalre reply of 

If the soul be immaterial, it may sur- 
vive tbe body, and then ProTJoeace 
is justilied. The triurnph of the evil- 
doer atid oppression oi^ the just man 
in this world alone prevents me 
doubting that the soul is spiritual in 
its nature, even if I had no other proof 
of it. 

If Cupid gives wit to the stupid, it 
must be what he deprives wise men 

(If Love wears wings, is it not that he 
may fly?) Cupid has wings and 
qmclily flies away. 

If love rarely survives absence, it is 
not only through forgetfidness, but 
because imperiections vaoish when 
obser^'ed from afar. When, how- 
ever, the idol is seen as she is and 
not as fancied, one says : Is this all ? 
and passes by. 

If hope feeds love, wheo hope b gone 
love must eipire, and lacking fuel. 
It dies, an extinguished fire. 

If the mother of crime be Poverty, the 
father a delidency of intellect. 

If the life and death of Socrates are 
those of a sage, the life and death 
of Jesus Christ are those of a God. 

If the shy were to fall we should catch 
plenty of larks. 

If the devil were made of gold, he 
would turn into money. 

If the world gained the affection of 
men for no other reason than the 
happiness of their present condition, 
it would have few worshippers, since 
it makes no men happy. It is the 
future which is the great and in- 
vincible attraction which the world 
offers. Not being able to satisfy us 
with its present gilts, the world binds 
us to Itself by the hopes of the 
future which il holds out ; and the 
deceitful fancies that its promises 
arouse, dull our perceptions to the 
nothingness of all Its gills. 
If the people have no bread, let them 

nctto mhta nbe woi told tlut the people wen 


trouvcrei loujours au chemin dc Thon- 

neur el dc U vicloite.— //wi IK 

Si les fpnux se connaissaient svant de 

s'oiiiier. la plupart ae se niLiriiient 

Si Ics Iiommes foot les lois, les fem- 
me; font les meurs. 

S[ les bommes D'enieatlent lien au 

citiit dcs renunes, lea ferames n'en- 

leaJcnt ricQ i I'hoimcur desbomiiies. 

— Dumas, fits. 

S'il est lies jDun ainers, il en est de si 

Helas ; quel niid jainds n'a laissf de 

dieoflts ? 
Quelle met n'a point de tempfte ? 

^Andri CkMier. 
S'il est un Trmt qui &e puisse munger 

tti3, c'est la, beauU. 

—Atphonse Karr. 
S'il est i-iai, il pcut ctrc. 
S'il aait legitime el necessaire de 

prendre ses modules dans la natme. 

]| fallait savoir atteindre cb qui ne 

passe pas i iravers ce qui passe. 

S'il fait beau, prends ton manteau; s'U 

pleut, prends-le si tu veux. 


Si I'botilme 

savait bieu ce que c'est que 

la lie, il n 

meat.~Mmt. SolanJ. ' 


S'il ne (ieni 

: qu'a jurer, la vachc est i 

S'il n'y ava 

it point de jugement der- 

nier. voila 

, ce que I'oa pourrait appe- 
niale dc la Providence, la 

ler le sea. 


duret^ et 

des pauvres outrages par la 

rinsensibilit* des nches. 

i nous n'avions point de difauts, nous 

ne prendrioM tant de ptaisir i en 

temarquer dans les autres. 

— La Roehe/ottcauld. 
i nous paycms la tnusique, nous vou- 

lons aussi danser. 
i nous tfsistons i nos passions, c'est 

plus pat Icur falblesse que par notre 

ibrce, — La Rochefoucauld. 

• The ciliortallon ai Htmr; of N 


Tjund my 

. , . fa^ find 

the path of honour and victory.* 

If the ensigns fail you, rally round my 
white plume ; you will alwa^ find 

tf men and women knew one another 
before falling in love, there would be 
few marriages. 

If men make Uws, women make cus- 

If wc men never understand the femi- 
nine heart, women understand no- 
thing about the honour of men. 

If there are days of bitleracss, there are 
also days as sweet. What honey is 
there tiat never cloys t What sea 
is tbere that never knows a storai ? 

If true, it may be so. 

Granting it be needful and lawful lo 
choose models in nature, the jiainter 
must know iiow to seiic on what 
never happens through what is hap- 

If the weather is line, take your cloak 
from the shelf; if the weather is 
wet, do what pleases yourself. 

If man knew rightly what life is, he 
would not so easily throw it away. 

A small portrait in profile. 

If it ordy depends on swearing, the cow 

Were there to be no Last Judgment, 
the scandal of Providence would lie 
the patience of the poor under the 
outrages of the rich man's harshoci^'i 
and insensibility. 

If we had not any faults ourselves, v 
should nnt take so much delight i 
noticing those of other people. 

If we pay the piper wc will join in 11 

When we withstand our passions, it 
because they are weak, and not b 
cause we are strong. 

ruifCB] SONi 

Siie, je vus combattfe let cnnemis de 
Votre Majesty, et je U laisM tiu 
milieu dea miens. — Marshai Vlllart. 

Si tu M b ttte de beiure, □« te fail pas 

Si TOtre ranuige se lapprocbc k votre 

Vous Stes le ph£nix des hOtes de ces 
bois. — La Foniaitit. 

Si vous etes assez simple pour tenir ft 
la recomiaissaiice dequelqu'im, don- 
nez-lui ud peu et promettez-lui 
beauconp. — CharUs Narrey. 

Si voui Stcj dans la dftresse, 

Mes cbers amis, cachez-le bien ; 

Car I'homme est boa, et s'iut&esse 

A ceux qui n'ont besoin de rien. 

— Pons de yicrdun. 

Si vous lui douuez ua pied, U vow en 
prendra quatre. 

Si vous observe! avec win qui sont les 
gens qui ne peuveat loner, qui bUment 
toujour^, qui ne sont contents de per- 
Sonne, vous reconnattrez que ce sont 
ceui m£niea dont petsonne n'est con- 
tent. — La Bruyire. 

Si vous vouliez avoir du tnccis avec 
les femmes, flattez Icur amour-pro- 
pre : ca sen toujour* appr£df . 

—Mmt. de Ritux. 


Sodftfs anonfinea. 

— y. y. Rmtsstau. 

Sois Juste < 

dwellers in these woods. 

If you are wise, be silent when 
In penunr ajid sorrow. 
The worfd will gladly lend to men 
Who have do need to borrow. 

Give him an inch and he'll take ai 

with nobody, and yon will see th 
th^ are the people with whom n 

Soliveau de la U\At, 

Son cheval a la tite trop grosse, il 

peul lortir de Tfcurie. 
Son esptit n'est pas de bon aloi. 
Songes sont mensonges. 

* WbenaboDttDjakacommuidoftlif umylD tha fisld. 

Ji»nt-stock companies. 

Self-styled ; would-be ; pretended. 

One's self. 

An eveiking party. 

Be just aud you will be happy. 

So be il. Amen. 

(A union of interest between indi> 

viduab.) Joint liatiility. 
(The log in the fable.) A stupid but 

harmlesi ruler, t 
He rides too high a horse, it cannot 

get out of the stable. 
His wit is something mnsty. 
Dreams are lies. Don't trust dreams. 

wUb Ih 

Fordi. TheCau 
ST Id lbs wp 

id then, u ilxafi. ibe 

it ihe old fible of the froii, who uked Jupiter br ■ kiDE- 

f»IiililT uked for ( more Ktin monarch. So ibe anciv 
^na in La FoBtalne'i nnlon), iriw >n1loiRd up allUi 



Reflect that front the (op of ihtic 

pyramid!, forty centuries behold you." 

—NapoliBH I. 

Sonnee le boate-KUe. 

Sound the boot and saddle. 


A sally. 


Souftlet Ic chiud et le froid. 

To blow hot and cold. 

Snuffiir C5l la piemiira chose qu'il doit 

Endurance is the fir^t leMon > chM ' 

appttndre.el celle (ju'il aura le plus 
grind besoin de savoir. 

should learn, and ii is the one that he 

wiU hare roost nt-cd to know. 

— y. y. Rauiiean. 

Souhaiici uue boooe Etc. 

To wish many happy retama of the day. 


A Uttle of anything; a suspicion; « 


Sou|j((iii est d'unitif poison. 

Suspicion i-i the poison of fricndihip. 

Suupf Liun poircaux. 

Soup made of leeks. 

Sourire du bout des livres. 

(To smile with one's lips.) To wear a 

forced smUe. 

Souris ([ui n'a qu'un tiou eal bieolfit 

The mouse that has but one hole issooa ' 



Sous ce (orabeHO pour touiouiB dort 

Forever sleeps beneath these stones 

Paul, qui loujonis comiit mcrvcille'^. 

Paul, vihme hrirrific talc^ c^m-^eil fear?. 


Sous tous les rapports 

Souvenez-vous ijue I 

font les bons amis. 

— Zo Fonlainr. 

In all rcspc 

■mptes Remember 


And peace on eailli uiit 

Souvent it mauv 

Souvent d'uii )^di1 dcssciu ui 

fait jugcr.— fl(io>/f. 
Souvent femmc \arie, 
Bien fol est qui s'y lie. 


it Ten 

Ouvrier estimfi d: 
{■aire . — BeiUa ii . 

A keepsake. 

Into the mouth of a dog r:ills many 

a good bone. 
One word ivill often enable us to judge 

a great design. 
Woman often changes, and foolish is 

the man who itu-ls her.f 
(Belter is ofleu the enemy of good.) 

It's often best to leave well alone. 
Be staunch. 

Choose to be mason, if that is what you 
idobest: il is heller In liea woik- 

n-place writer and a 

raft, than 

■Bvadf d Enrt' 
EBgli.h army w 

(ormpd part of Ihr ipeech th; 

r» occupjinj Egypt in iMi, a 
e iigDJiflHl ffoni one Df the p- 
apprteiiling the quotation, i 

have b««n icratcfar^ by 

ith thii wFlJ-knuim sayine. \Vben thp 
r 14 said to have repeated ihese words in 
lo Lord Woheley. llie |r-'nerll1,haIr■ 
"ColIlsdc>1wn. and dont make a fuol o( 

, awindi.w of the CMlle of Chamhord. 

of Virgil'i faniim rl mnlnMr stmfrrfrmina. Loqii ,\1 V. 
-ence to the wiih of Mile, de Li Valliire, who relented the 

Soyons amis. Cinna.c'est moiqui t'm 
COD vie. — Ca'ntUlt, 


Kuivez de I'CBil I'aigle au plus haul des 
airs, traversani toute I'ttendue de 
rhotizon ; il vole et lies ailes jcmbleoL 
immobiles : on croirail que lea airs le 
portent. C'estremblime de I'oiateur 
et du poete daiu le genie sublime. 

—La Harpe. 

Suivez 1b niiiioti. 

Suivez la rivitte et vous gagnerez b iner. 

SOremcDt va qui n'a lieu. 

Sur esperance. 

Sui te lapis. 

Surlout, poinl de z^.-~TiUUymad. 


Talile d'hote. 

TAche sails tache. 

Tlcbez de De pas dous bite bui bond. 

Tant hien que mal il cd sut sortir. 

TaDt de gens, tant de guises. 

Tant mieux. 

Tant pis. 

Tant soit peu. 

Tant va la cniche i I'eaa qu'i la lin elle 

Tard donner, c'eat tefoser. 

Tel a du pain qui n'a plus de denta. 

Tel bat tes buissona 

Qui n'a pas les oisillons. 

Tel brille an second rang qui h'fclipse 

au premier VoUairt. 

Tel croit se chaufTer qui se briUe. 

Let us be friends, Cinna ; I mywlf ask 

Tel en pitit 

Tel est not re bon plaisir. 
■ the mai^nlEcent wocdi of Auguilui in Cm 

J The famuli Jiih which 'liB''Frti '^' ' ' 
in En(Limd tHs Rojal ■ 

; wit; willy. 

Remaining part : aiiendants; aieiies. 

Watch the caele cleave the skies, cross- 
ing the whole spread of the horiian ; 
he Sies, yet the wii^gs seem so tittleto 
move that the ait ^peata to bnoy 
him up. This b the emblem of the 
subUmc poet and orator. 

Follow reason. 

All riven lead to the sea. 

A subject. 

He goes safely who has notluiig to lose. 

(Upon hope.) Motto of Loid Mon- 

On the carpel ; under consideiation. 
Above all, avoid zeal. t 

Picture ; strikiog representation. 
The ordinary (dinner). 
A work without a stain. 
Try not to disappoint us. 

Somehow or other he got through it. 
So many countries, so many customs. 
So much the better. 
So much the woise. 
Never so Httle. 

The pitcher which goes often to the well 
gets broken at last. 

Slow in giving is next to refusing. 

Bread comes to some who have no teeth 

One beats the bush, and another catches 
the birds. 

Often a man who is eclipsed in the first 
rank, shines in the second. 

He burnt bis fineers though only mean- 
ing to warm tLem. 

Many a one suffers for what ha can't 

Such is our good pleasure.^ 

a.where (be Emperor, ImTlnE diuovend ■ plot 


Tel c 

!S-siuceptib1e qui laquioe lea 

Telle qwi dam son habii de griidlc, a 
I'air princesse ... en coslume de 
princeise, reprend, avec uiun", I'air 
Briselte.— Z. Diprtt. 

Tel m^iirc, tel valel. 

r«l ineuace, qiu a peur. 

Tfl poile le UtoD dont i. sou regret le 

EST \nx» 

\tT^ touthj' persons otleo lease ollu 

The woman who looks a mincci** in ■ 
peasant's dress, resumes Ihc low-born 
aspect wilfa usuiy when bhc dotu tbe 
costume of a princess. 

Like master, like man. 

He who threalens is always afraid. 

You gather a rod for your own back. 

Tel qui so dit un umi tia 

E-l en tout point semblable \ rombrc. 

Qui pirait quand le ciel est pur. 

El disparail quand il est sombic. 

Tel vend, qui ne livre pas. 

Tene^ boo ! 

Xene^ bonne table el soignct les femmes. 

—NapoUon I. 
Tenir le loup par lei oreilles. 
Tes dcbtins sonl d'un homnie, et les 

vuuux sont dun dicu, — Voltaire. 

fete (le fou ne blanchil jamais. 
Tiens i la verite. 
Tiens la foi. 


Tirage .lu sort. 

Tiri- a quaire epinglei. 

Tirer i la courie pallle, 

Tirer le diable par la queue. 

ileurcra. (He who laughs on Friday will weep on 
■Raeiat. Sunday.) ^^lrlIl and sorrow are tieu 

The man who calU himself "a Imstjr 
Iriend." ia very like the liny elond 
which appears wheu ibc sky i> clear, 
and vanislies when the sky is lowering. 

Tiiet le rideau, la farce eal jouee. 


* Thiinraiths Emperat'i advice to the Al 
cnncilUte Ih? propic nFPnland, 

f ■'■ 1 am EoinK lo ■»* 1 awal p*rb»V- '"r 
been lbs lul wordi oftbs rGinc KjibcUii, 

(Some sell who cannot deliver.) Cul 

yonr coat accoi^ng to your ctotk 
Keen a good table, and flatter the ' 

To hold the noil by the ears. 

Thy destinies are those of a man, and 
thy aspirations those of a god. 

Face to face : con^er=atioa. 

A fool's head oever whilens. 

Keep thelrutb. 

Keep thy fiilh. 

(The third esLato,| The people of 
France as distincuished frnm the 
nobility and the higher clergy. The 

Tn take the cheslnuts out o 

with the cat's paw.t 
Draw [he curtain, the farce is 

An alann bell. 

of U FonUineV f-bl 
ndtau, U/arci aljtvi 

Toi, lu la conlemplais, n'osant approeher 

Car le baril de poudre a peur de I'^tin- 

ixMe.— Victor Hugo. 
Tomber des oues. 

Ton onde, dis-tu, I'assassin, 

M'a EUfri d'une maladic : 

La preuvequ'llDe fut jamais moo mtdc- 

C'est que je suis encore en rie. 

— Baileau. 
Tope 14 done ! 

Toujour^ amoureiu, jamais marie. 
Toujours i tot. 

Toujours peche qui en prend un. 
Toujours perdrix .' 

Toujour prtl. 

Tour de force. 

Tour d'cipression. 

Xou9 ceui qui coniLiissent leur esprit ne 
connaissent pas leur cceur. 

— La Rothefoticatdd. 

Tons les bicns, nous les devons, ou i la 

fortaae, ou 1 li naissancc ; celui-U 

nous ne te devons qu'i aous-m£mes. 

— MttisiUon. 

Tous les eiforts de la liolence ne peu- 
vent affaiblir la vcrite, el ne servent 
qu'a la relever davantage. Toutes 
les Ittmiiies de la v£rii^ ne i>euvenl 
rien poui arrilcr h. violence, et ne 
font ^uc I'irrilcr encore plus. Qu'on 
ne pretende pas de \i neanmoins que 
les choses soient fgales, car il y a cette 
extreme dtfKrence, que la violence n'a 
qu'un couTS botnf pai I'ordre de Dieu, 
qui en conduit les effets 1 la glotre de 
la vjritf qu'elle attaque ; au lieu que 
la virile subsisle etertieUement, et 
Iriomplie enfin de ses cnncmis, parce 
qu'elle est etemcllc et puissante 
com me Dieu meme, — Fasau. 

Tous les fgards sont dus \ ceux avec 

neo aus autre* qiie la tiTAt.—M(Uhi. 
Tous les genres sont bons, bors le genre 
ennuyeui. — Voltairt. 

i LES 339 

Although you gaied you did not dare 

approach the maid, 
For powder near a spark must ever be 

Unexpected; without parallel. 

ToQe; lasle ; fashion. 

Your uncle, that murderous brute. 

Cured me of an illness, you say: 

That he was my doctor Ihts lact will 

That I am still living to-day. 

Always in love, never married. 
Ei-er thbe. 

He fishes on who catches one. 
(Always partridge.) Always the same 

old tale ! • 
Always ready. 
A feat of slrenglb. 
A peculiar mode of expression. 
Those who read their mind aright do 

not know their heart. 

We owe all boons to fortune or to birih 
(except a friend). Thai is Ihe only 
l>osse5sion we can regard as gained by 

AU the efforts of vidence cannot en- 
feeble truth ; they only exalt it the 
more. All the light of truth can do 
nothing to stay violence, but only 
irritates il Ihe more. Nevertheless, 
lei none maintain that this makes 
Ihings even, because there is this abso- 
lute difference between them; the 
couTW of riolence is bounded by God's 
order, who makes its onslaught re- 
dound to the glory of the truth as- 
sailed, to the end that truth shall 
exist eternally and finally tritunph 
over its enemies. For truth is eternal 
and mighty as God himself. 

El-cry respect is due to Ihe living : to 
the others we owe nothing but the 


Iiiu-. le= hnmmet soni fou*. il faut pour All n 

S'eufi^rmer dans sa chambre ct briser mK 

sun itiirdii. — Jlfarquii dt Sixdt. the 

Toua UQi gnflts sool lies reminisccDces. All o^ 

— Latnartint. 

Tout-a-fail. Quite 

Tout nil monde est mi 

de chamies, 
La i;uerte a ses douceurs, Thymen a va 

ahrnics.^ia Fantaini. 
Tout bois □'£!!( pas bon 3 faire flecbe. 

Tout cc qiiibranle ae tombe pas. 

Tout ci' qui biille n'nl pas or. 

Tout Lu iiu'ilyad'hommessontptesque 
toujoun. cnpartfe i croire non pnt la 
prcuie, maispirl'iE'^™™'-"'*"^'''' 

Tout ce qu'on dit de trop ett fade et 
rebu I an t . — BviUaii. 

Tout chcmin va 4 Rome. 

Toul diien qui aboie ne mord pas. 
Tout cbien sutsonfumierest liardi. 

Tout comjirendrc, c'til tout pardonncr. 

Toule eauetcint Teu. 
Toutc femme porie 

1 ellc 11 

a cacii^ au plus proroiid de son ime. 
rimtiiKt, cet instinct vier(;e, incor- 
ruptible, sauvage, qui fait qu'elle n'a 
beMiin, ni d'apprendre, ni de raison- 
ner, ui de savoir ; qui faitplier la forte 
volonte de I'haintnc, dumine sa rajson 
souveraine, el fiiitihllirnospelils flam- 
beaux scienliliques,^ — A. de Mussel, 
Toule la suite des liommes. pendant Ic 
cours de lant du sidles, doit ctrc 
eonsidfrfe commc un meinc homme 
qui subsisle loujours et qui appteni/ 
con tinuellement. — Pascal. 

1 are fools, and if you do not 
to see one, you rauit shut your- 
p in your bedroom and — break 

On the contrary ; quite the reverse. 

All llibes in life are a mingling of bit- 
terness and joy ; war has its delights, 
and marriiige its alarms. 

t suited for 

Tout dc 

Tout d'un coup. At oni 

Toute cbair n'esl pas veuaison. All nii 

Toute chose qui est bonne i prendre est What \: 

muting anows. 
A house may itand though shaky. 
All that glitters is not gold. 
All men have, almost always, been per- 
suaded by Gomproniise rather tliau 

All that is superfluously sfioken U I 

mawkisb and repulsive. 
(Every road lends to Rome.) By hook 

or by crook. 
(Ever)' dog thai baiks does not bite.) 

Barking dogs seldom bile. 
(Everj' doc i* ^aiianl on his own dunp- 

hill.) Every cock crows iouJesl on 

his oun dunghill. 
To understand e^erythiug is to foryive 

All Ihe same. 

stroke ; suddenly. 

orth Uking i: 

Any water puis out fite. 

Hidden in woman's soul is a mysierious 
weapon, Instinct, virgin, wild, incor- 
ruptible, vs'hich saves her from any 
need to learn, know, or reason; it 
strong will, overrules bis 

reign i 

paltry lights of knowledge pale before 

The whole line ot mankind. throuKhoiil 
the course ol so many ages, ought to 
IK considered a'- one man who always 
eiislsaDd coulinunlly learns. 

eprouvi dc 

n'aiuont pas iti remufcs. Ce sonl 
Its gtandcs craintes de la honte qui 
reniuat I'fducatioD pubtique pitCtt- 
able 1 la domestique, parce que la 
raullitude dea tftnoina rend le blime 
lenible, et gue la censure ^ublique est 
la seule qui glace d'eifroi lea belles 
Imes. — youbai. 

Toutcs grandes vc 

grands hommes. — Racini. 
Toates les clefs ne peodent pas i ui 

Toutes itlts ne sont pas cofTrea 3 raison, 

Toat est perdu fors 1 honneur. 

Toul est pour te mieux dans le meilleur 

des mondes possibles. — Voltaire. 
Toot est piis. 
Tout est tentaiion 1 qui la crajnt. 

LE 341 

Children wbo have never known great 
fears will have no great virtues ; the 
powers of their mind will not have 
been stirred. The great feais of open 
disgrace make pubuc education pre- 
ferable Co private schooling, because 
the number of the byslandm makes 

aU the 

knowledge in the world- 
All heads are not knowledge-boies. 
All is lost save honour. • 
Everything is for the best in the best ot 

possible wor1d5.t 
All is taken ; erety avenue preoccupied. 
Everything tempts the man who fears 

Toutes vtritfs ne sont pas bonnes i All tniths are not good to be toM. 

Tout fait ventre, pourvu qu'il entre. 
Tout finic par dea chansons. 

— Btaumarthais. 
Tout flatteur 
Vit aux dfpens de celui qui r6:ouie. 

— La Fontaitu. 
Tout homme de eonrage est homme de 

parole, — ComeiUe. 
Tout homme est formf par son sidde. 

— Voltaire. 
Tout homme qui i quarante ans n'est 

Eas misanthrope n a jamais aimf les 
ommes .— Cham/ort. 
Tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une 
seule chose, qui est de ne pas savoir 
demeurer eo tepos dans une chambre. 

All journalists owe tribute to the Father 
of Lies. 

All's Hsh that comes into mj- net. 
All ends with songs. | 

All flatterers live od their hearers. 

Every courageous man is a man of hit 

Every man is shaped by the times he 

Every man who is not a misanthrope at 
forty years of age has never loved 

misery springs from his 

inability to rest v 

b iruiquillity in 

Tout le mondc ne gagne pas 1 ttre Everyone does not improve on acquaint- 

up of thp optimism of lomf of hii coTiWmpor^ea. Leibnili 4nd othon. 

t Thilinr from the ^/drn'iris/^ijarniiofUa quoted UBtrpicalillnitrUionaftlw 
chiracler, which turn! ttrn die rnoit w rioM nibjecu M ridicule. 

I ban 

Tout Ic Liiondc se plaint de sa mfmoire, 
et peraaanc ne se jAaiat de Mn juge- 
loent.^La Rochejaiuauld. 

Tout le moiide veut da bien i cette 

Tout lui neurit. 

Tout ou nea. 

Tout parait jnune A qoi a la juuuissc. 

Tout par amom-, lien par force. 

Tout par ra 
Tout pa'^c, 

It Ins 

Tout passe vite, tout .1 pa$.«£. tout pas- 
sera. On vit peu, et Ton eat beau- 
cnu;) plus tongtemps mortquevivant. 
Vos yeux de ehaii ne voieni pas ce 
qui est. Aqiecis, fomies, mirages 
sont fut;ilili et pa&sagera ; cc qui 
demeure, ce qui viti ce qui r^t le 

pnini par Ics s 


na : vivez par rpsprit. 
CamilU flammation. 

Tout soldai franfais porle dans la 
bernc le biton de inarcchal de Frat 
Tout V.I i qui n'a pai besoiu. 

Everyone wishes lier well. 

Eveiy thing goes well with him. 

All or notbiug. 

AD things aie yellow to the jaundiced 

(All by love, nought by force,) Gentle- 
ness wins more tlian violence. 

Everything guided by reason.* 

All is fleeting, all Ls brittle, all is we: 

All flics by, alt has flown, and all « 
fly. Short is life and man lies dead 
longer than he lived. Our earthly 
eyes do not see what really eiists. 
Aspect, fonn— these are mere fugitive 
mirages; what temains and rules the 
wor4d is the Unseen. Let not the 
senses but the intelligence be the 
goide of your life. 

The whole thing took place in a flash of 

Every French soldier carries in his 

knapsack a marshal's bSton. 

All things c{ 

n who know? how 

Traduire h. livre ouvert. 

Trailer de baut eu bas. 

Tr.ivailler en plcin air. 

Travaillez jour et nuit i. acqufrir de I'ex- 
pSrience. clle vous servira t6t 011 lard 
a voir les fames— dcs auircs. 

— Chas. Karrty. 

Tremblcz. tyrans, vous ftes immorlcls \ 

Trive de plaisanleries. 

Tricherie revicnl 1 son maitre. 



Trois frJres, trois chSteaui. 

Trop achite le miel qui le liehe sur les 

i( sight. 

To translalt 

To laugh to 

To work out of doors. 

Work night and day to acquire expert- 

ence ; it willenable you sooner or later 

to see the faults of— others. 

Tremble, tyrants, you are immortal ! 

A truce to joking. 
Knavery comes home at last. 
Sad ; melancholy. 
Sadness : depression. 
Three brothers, three castles. 




Troptranchanlne coupe pas, tioppomtu (Too sbtup »a edge does not cul, too 
ne perce pas. fine a point does not pierce.) Hie 

cunning man over- reaches himself. 
Trouvaille. A god-send. 

Tue-la. Km her.* 

Vn amanl, dont Tardeur est extreme, 
Airoe jusqu'aiu dflauts des personoes 

qu'if aime. — Moliirv, 
Un amant qui ne peut dfpenser qu'en 

N'est plus payj qu'en esifrance. 
Un aveugle raine I'autre en la fosse. 

Uo badinage i)ui fait sounre une femme 
honnite sou vent effarouche une prude ; 
mais quand un danger r<el force I'une 
X fair, I'autre n'hfsite pas s'avancer. 

Un balser, mais ik lout ptrendre, 

Un sermenl fait d'un pcu plus pr«s. 

Un point rose qu'on met snr I'i du 

verbe aimer. — Edm, Rostand. 
Un bon avis vaut un oeil dans la main. 

Un bon bailleur en &il baillei deux. 

Un bon esprit cnllivf est, pour ainsi 
dire, compost de tons les esprits des 
siJcles pr&*denl5. — Fontenelu. 

Un ban maicbf n'est pas toujours bon 

Un bon renard ne mange pas les poulcs 



u ne vaul gnire i 
Un chien regarde bien un evSqui 
Un ciloyen, obscur, sans hiens, qui fait 
de sa vertu tout son appui. est aa- 
dcssus du conqneranl dit monde. 

Un clou pousse I'autre. 
Une belle action est celie qui a de la 
bont£, el qui demands de la force 
pour la faire. — Mimiisquitu. 

A lover, whose ardour is veiy great, 
loves even the faults of those whom 
he adores. 

A lover who only expends sighs is paid 
in hopes alone. 

When the blind leads the blind, both 
fall into the ditch. 

The jest that makes a good woman 
smile would alarm a prude ; but when 
real danger forces the former to flee, 
the other does not hesitate to advance. 

A kiss — well, what is a kiss } *Tis au 
avowal uttered at closer quarteis, a 
promise ratified, a confession that is 
eager to confirm itself, a rose point 
on the i of the word (aiaur) " 1 
love you." 

One gaper makes another. 

A cultivated mind is, so to speak, the 
storehouse of all the wisdom of pre- 
vious generations. 

A bargain is not always a cheap pnr- 

A cunning fox does not eat his neigh- 
bour's fowls. 

Hunger should be the litst course to a 
good dinner. 

A brain is worth little without a tongue. 

A cal may look at a king. 

An obscure, penniless man, who has no 
support but his virtue, is above the 
conqueror of the world. 

One nail drives out another. 

A fine action is one which has kindness 

for its motive, and requires vigour for 

its performance. 

wife who hit provad anlaillilnl- 



Uat belle Tcrame qui i les qaaJitfs d'un 

monije de pliu dflicieux ; I'on Irouvc 

CQ elle tout le tairile des deux sexes. 

—l.a Bruyire. 

line bonne A tout faire. 

Une bnnnc pensfc, de quelque endroit 
qu'clle pane, raudra beaucoup micux 

It de ti 

chei ciiK et de ne lenir rien de per- 

50Qne. — LamothtU Vaytr. 
Uoe des premium vertus sociale!> est de 

lolcrcr dans let autres fe qu'oD dnil 

s'ialcrdirp i wi-mSme. — Duelos. 
Unc eitrdme justice est souvent une 

injure. — Racine. 
Unefemme, c'eM le premier domicile dc 

rhomme.— Z«ifr™(. 
I'ne femme qui 6crit a deui torts, ellc 

augmentc le nombre des livna ct 

diminiic le nombre des Teminei. 

—AIphoHst Karr. 

Cuf remme 

t de^-ra 

—Ninon d,- Ltndos. 
Une flcur tic (ait pat une piirlande. 
Une fois n'esl ]ia« coutumc. 

Unc Eraode riiiSrc est un mauvaisvoisio. 

Line beurc vienl dc sonner. 

Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps. 

Unc horloge i 

VidlU I 

Est toujour 

Une lellie h, chei'al. 

Une nation de Hnges lI larynx de pcrm- 

quets. — Sieyf!. 

Un endroil f-carlij, 
Oil d'etre liomme d'hooneur on ail la 

liberte.— ^/o/iVrr. 
Une science requieii tout son homme. 

Une ttomperic en allirc unc autre. 

A liwidsomc wotiiiW with an hononrable 
man's qualities b the most delightful 
thing in the world : she has all the 
merit of both sexc^. 

A general servant. 

A good thought from any quartc 
better than a silly idea of one's own, 
in spile of those who boast that they 
manufacture lietrown ideas and bor- 
row from nobody else. 

One of the foremost social lirtues U 
tolcralioD in others of what wc should 
proMbit in ourselves. 

Law. when too strictly applied, is ofien 

A wife gives a man his first home. 

The literary woman commits two fiuilts ; 
)Jie adds to the number of books Mid 
Icsccns (he number of ■vftsrivn. 

A -ensitile woman never should fall ii 
love without her heart's consent, no 
man]- without that of her reason. 

One swallow docs not make a summer. 
One .let docs not make a habit ; one 

swallow does not make a summer ; no 

rule without an exception. 
(A large river is a dangerous neighbour.) 

A great lord is a bad neighbour. 
One o'clock has just struck. 
One swallow does not make a spring. 
To see a clock's kepi «*ound with care, 
To please young maidens who are fair, 
To keep old houses in repair, 
One is always recommencing. 
An imperious letter. 
A nation of .ipes with the throats of 

A ^pot withdrawn from the world, 
wlici-c one may be a man of honour if 

To IT 

self wholly U 

t you 

it give 


A truth beyond comprehenaon becomes 

Un fou ai-ise bien un sage. 

Vn fou fail loujouis commencement. 

Un homme uvcrti eu vaut deux. 

Un homme bien montf est toujouis 

Un homme criblf de dettes. 

Un homme de duquanle ans est plus 
ledoutable i cet Age qu'l tout autre. 
Cest i cette fpoque de la vie qu'il 
use d'une eip^ence ch^ment ac- 
quise et de la fortune qu'il doit avoir. 

Ud homme eit le fits de ses ceuvres. 

Un homme est plus Rdile ausecret d'au- 
trui qu'au sien propre : nne femme, 
au coDtraire, garde mieu son secret 
que celui d'aulrui. — La Bruyirt. 

Un homme mort n'a ni parents Hi amis. 

Un homme nul homme. 

Ud homme sage est au-desEus de toutes 
les iujures qu'on lui pcut dire, et la 
gtande rfponse qu'oD doit faire aux 
outrages, c'est la moderation eC la 
patience .—Molih t. 

Un je ne sais quoi qui a'a plus de nom 
daos aucune langue. — Boisuet. 

Un livre a toujours €M pour moi un 
conseil, un consolateur eloquent et 
calme, dont je ne voulais pas f puiser 
vite les ressources, et que je gardais 
pour les graodes occasions. 

—G. Sand. 

Un livre est ud ami qui ne trompe jamais. 

Un mari est ud empUtre qui guf ril tous 

les mamt des filles. — Molihe. 
Un marteaa d'argent rompt une porte 

s take a lesson 
from a fool. 
A fool is always beginning. 
To be forewarned is to be forearmed. 
A mac on a handsome honie is alu-aj'S 

A man over head and ears in debt. 

At fifty a man is more to be dreaded 
than at any other age. Then he em- 
ploys a dearly bought experience and 
the fortune be probably possesses to 
make conquests. 

A man is the child of his ovn works. 

A man keeps another's secret better 
than his own ; a woman, on the con- 
trary, keeps her own secret better 
than that of another. 

A dead man has neither relations nor 

A man by himself is no man. 

A nlse man is superior to every insult 
that one may offer him ; and restraint 
and endurance are the dignified reply 
that we ought to make to suc6 

An indescribable something which has 
no name in any language.* 

A book has always been for me a coun- 
sellor, an eloquent and soothing con- 
soler, whose aid I am not fain to 
exhanst at once, but which I keep for 
great events. 

A book is a friend that never deceives ns. 

One mischief falls upon the neck of 

Misfortunes seldom come alone. 
A husband is a panacea for all the woes 

of maidenhood. 
(A silver hammer brealu down an iron 

door.) A silver key will open any 


preBtlon for tosiFtliinf Lmponiblelo define 

Uii n 


i full of V. 

mot : " Si la Parisicnne n'existait pas, 
il faudrait rinventer." Ea efTet, 1e 
bud^ieL d'une Parisienne ne pas!>erjil 

Cas aus^i vite BU Cotps If gulatif que 
■ budget de 1r France. Elk se mo- 
que du a£ceu«re poDTvu au'elleail le 
siinerflu. EQe* ses jouT^d'fconamie. 
El\e ]irend une voiture i I'hcurc pour 
nller acheter one demi-livcc d^ cre- 
velles.^-Aniiu Houstayi. 
Un peu d'abwoce fail grand hien. 

Ua pEii d'aide fait grand bien. 

I'll peu de fie! glte bcaucoup de tnjel. 

Un I 

Un Robe'pien* & cbcval. 

Un sac perci; ne peul tcnir Ic grain. 
Un saint honime de cliat. 

—La Rmtmnt. 
Un sot il triple i-fage. 
Un sol trouve tuujours un ]>1us sol qui 

Un style serre. 

Un lei ecrit beaucoup ; mais, rfsultat 

fimcl>rc \ 
Plus il devient cotinu. moins il devient 

celi-bre. — yu/« Viard. 
L'ti liens I'anl deux lu I'auras. 

L'n traducteur est un inu^icien barbare 
qui veut absoluinent jouer sur la HQte 
iin air qui a etc ccril itour le violon. 


Un vauiien qui bat le pave. 

Un ver se lecoquille quand on marclie 

A Secretary o( the Board of Trade said 
wittiiy: "If ihere were no Parisian 
ladies, they would have to be in- 
vented." Indeed Ihcii budget would 
not pass the House as quickjj^ as the 
National one. The Farisian lady 
laughs at the necessities of life if she 
has the supcrfiuilies, and on her saving 
dnvs, hires a cab by the bout to bujr 
a dish of prawns. 

[A little absence doesgrcalgood.) Ab- 
sence makes the heart grow [omier. 

A little help wben needed n: 
greatesl boon. 

A dnip of gall spoils 3 [lound of honey, 

A dry joter. 

A would-be poet. 

(A Robespierre on horseback.} Amili- 
.) A Irc^. 

A lorn ?ack holds nt 
(A vciy pious fcilinv 


Concise slyle. 

Since Mr. Blank ivriles many books 
His name is widely knonn ; 

Alas ! the more he publishes 
The less his fame has grown. 

A bird in the hand is worth two in the 

A translator isa barbarous musician who 
persists in plajing on the fliile a com- 
position wrillen for the violin. 

Valet ile ehambrc. 

A cow in anotliE 

of milk. 
An attendant 

II, tivi 

Va.l'en voir s'ils rimuent. 
Venei au f»il. 
Vrair de Pontoise. 

Vent au visage rend an homme sage 

Ventre affiunf n'a point d'oreilles. 

Ventre i terre. 

Ventre plein cooseille bien. 


Veiser dcs lannes de crocodile. 


Vionde d'ami est bienlOt pr«te. 

Vieil en sa Icttc, et jeune en etrsn^ire 

Mentent tous deui d 


Vieux amis et comples : 

Vieui bdnT fait sillon droit. 

Vieui gar(on. 

Vilain emichi ne coDoalt ni parent ni 

Ville qui parlemente est moitiJ renduc. 

Vin d'honneur. 

VJDgt annfes de vie sont pour nous ud< 

bien severe lefon.— Afme. de itail. 
Vin verse n'esl pas aval^. 


Vive la bagatelle I 

Vive le roil 

behind, on a bridge, a plank, or a 

Don't you wbh you may get it. 

Sentinels on horseback. 

Come (o the point. 

(To come from Fontoise.) To have a 

confused, puzzled manner.* 
{A head wind makes a man wise.) In 

hard times a man learns wisdom , 
An empty belly has no ears. 
With whip and spur ' helter-iikelter. 
A man well Ted has a prudent head. 
(Truth on (his side of the Pyrenees, is 

error on that.) Every nation has its 

own standard of justice and morality. 
Truth without fear. 
(Society verses.) Poetry deahnjf lightly 

with triSing subjects. 
To shed crocodile lean. 
Animation ; spirit. 
A friend's meat is soon ready. 
An old man in his own land, and a yoimg 

man abroad, both lie in the same 

An old woman with money is fairer than 

a young maid with nothing but her 

hair for a dowry. 
Long friendships and short reckonings. 
An old 01 makes a stiaight furrow. 
Old bachelor. 
A lout enriched fo^ets his relations 

and friends. 
The town which parleys is half-snrren- 

{Wine of honour.) Cup of welcome; 

wine drunk in honour of a welcome 

Twenty years' lifi: is a very severe lesson 

There's many a slip 'Iwiit the cup and 

Opposite : face to face. 

Success to trifling ! Trifles for ever I 

Long live the king. 

* Dnrinc ihB iSib crnlBTV the French PiriUment wu twice apsllFd lo Fon<oiH, ■■ the 
iBemben bad iacumd the diipleiiiua of tHc kln(. At Ponu4« Ibej wen out of Uucb with 
cunent ilTiln, and. an tbeir retom lo the capiu], |mTe uncettain replle* to qoeillDU tbU 
were put (o Iben. TIili ii uidlo be tbc origin of tniiprofrrbiA] evprcMlod. 

Vivre au jour la joutnee. 
Vivrc connneun coq en pile. 
Vivrc eonient de peu, c 

vraimenl ridie.— GauJin. 
Vogue la galirc, 

Voill (ju'iJ brde du noir. 
Voila lout. 

Voili une autre diose. 
Voir le ric'^soni its cattes. 


couleur rte re 


IS done qu'oi 

— Ckamfert. 

Vou1ez-vDU9 fure one partie de boules ? 

Voult7-vous que je rous indique une 
Ixinnc maniire dc voua singulatucrr 
Qiianil lout le monde attaque une 
femme, diifcndo7-lEi. — Cli/n. Nariey. 

Vouloir, c'est pouvoir. 

Vouloir prendre la June avec les dents. 

Vouloir rompre I'anguillc au gcnou. 
Vous alle^ voir coniment on meurt pour 

viogt-cinq hioiz^.—Antoint Baudin. 
Vous apprcndrcz, marouflc, £i rirc J nos 

dfpens.— j)/(iW«. 
Vou5 ave?, bon caract&ie. 
Vous avez fait ti iin pas de clcrc. 
Vous avcz fail, monsieur, Irois fautes 

d'otthogtaphe. — De Favrm. 
Vous avez mis le doigt dcssus. 
Vous caressez ce chien parce qu'il est 

petit ; 

Uq petit ai 
S'il devieni 

nour dh-erlit 
; Itds- grand, 

il accable. 


■les orftv 

te, Monsieur 



yas failes la sourdc Oreille. 



ude by l)c Fa 

of a populj" ' 




To live From hand lo mouth. 
To live in clover. 

To live coDlenl with little is to pi 

(Row on the galley.) Here goe«,co 

what may.* 
Look at him in a brou'n study. 
That is all. 

That's quite a difTerent n^ 
(To see red.) To be in a mad, tin. ' 

governable rage. 
To regard everything favourably ; in 

look always on the sunny side. 
A carriage. 
Do you wish revolutions to be made 

with re- ■"- 

Will you hai-e a game of bowls ? 
To become prominent, defend llit 
n whom eveiybody allacks. 

Will is power. 

(To wisli to take the moon in one'?^ 

teeth.) To attempt the impossible. 
To try lo break an eel on one's knee. 
You ate going to see how a man ilics 

for twenty-five francs a day. 
I will teach you, scoundrel, lo laugh ?X 

Yon are good -tempered. 

You have made a silly blunder. 

You have made three orthographical 

YoQ have hit the nail on the head. 
A dog is fondled when small, but, grown 

up. he would not be so delightful : 

thus, a flirtation amuses, but, ^omc 

real Inve, il overpowers. 

(You are a goldsmith, Mr. Josse.) Your 

advice merely cries your own wares. J 

You arc deaf lollie voice of Ihe charmer. 



Vous lenr lites, SeigDcur, 

En Its croquant, b^ucoup d'honneur. 

— La Fontaint. 

Vous m'aimez, vous ites roi, et je pars. 

— Marit MatKitU, 

le garderei paa lancune pout 

d de la 

Vous He me jetterez pas 
poudre aux ytiui. 

Vous ne pouirez £[re impunfoieiit le 
mari d'une tiis joUe femme que si 
vous ave2 assez dc jeunesse, assez de 
fortuQe el assez de g£n£rosit£ pout lui 
donner louL ce que les autres lui 
0&ta\..^CharUi Namy. 

Vous n'^tes pas dans mes pctits papiers. 

Vous n'y kXt-a pas. 

(You have wished it, you bave wished 
it, George Dandin.) You are paying 
the price of your own folly.* 

You did ihem loo much honour, my 
lord, when yon devoured tliem.t 

You love me, you are king, and I de- 

You won't bear me malice on that ac- 

(You won't throw dust m ray eyes in 
that way.) You cannot cajole me. 

A beauty's husband should have enough 
vouth, money, and generositv, to offer 
net all which others are teaoy to offer 

Vous prelez conlinuellement i rire. 

Vous sottu du sujet, teveaei i vos 


You ate not in my good books now. 
(You are not there.} You have not hit 

the light nail upon the head. 
(You arc talking before a man to whom 

all Naples is known.) You cannot 

deceive me. 
You are always making yourself ridicn- 

You ate wandering from the subject ; 
come back to the point, 
mordree Yon will find yon wUI be sony fur it. 

Vous vous adiessei mal. 

Vous vous moquei de onoL 

Vous vons p^tet-li i qtielque cliose 

Vous y perdtez vos pas. 
Vtaie noblesse nul ne blesM. 

Yon mistake your man. 
You are laughing at me. 
You ate engaged in doubtful bnsinen. 

You will loseyout labour. 
True nobilitycan suffer no huit. 
likelihood ; probability. 

* TholamcntDfthstiuon^huiuiTiedabovehiiiUtiDii, aodleuBi torawBt it. 

• TbE remark of Ibe Ibi. who ii a typn gf tfai lycophanl, to the Hod wbo iscnti that he hu 
imctinio ealen Ibi ihrpfaerd .u w«l1 u the limp. 

t Louii XrV. in hii youth had an iffeclion foe Marie Mancini. Maurin'i niece. Wlien iliD 
ai Hot away ham tbe Court iho ii uid la havo ipoken Ihui to the ditcanuilats kiog. 
[. FoumiH. bowe>cr, ihon tbal it ii mom than improbalilo that thU remark wu ever mad?, 
I the rupture between the monaich and tbe lady occurred monthi betore ibe left tbe Court 




Acli, die Welt isl Sterbenden b< 

Ach! M) i^L derMcnbchen Geschlecht : 

WIT ^uliiien nnd hoffeo. 
Uud d.i!i visehnte Gluck wird ans er- 

niiigen iur Lart,— Tii. Korntr. 
Aclil Ta<;e. 
Acli ! «-arum. ilir Coller, ist uneudlicli 
Alles, alio, endlich uuitr Gluck uur ? 

Ath, Hie gliicklkh sini! die Todlen. 

Adjni musi cine Eva babcn, die er ?eiht, 
was er getlian. 

Adier btiiten keine T.iuben. 

AcnuBdiuh /u -.imieii und zu deiiken, 
was man liattc Ihuu kuiuicn. ist dai: 
Ucbclate. vii, man tbuii kani). 

— Lichlenbtrg, 

AlTen blciben Affcn, wenn man sit aucli 
ID Saninict kicidet. 

Alle anderen Di]i(;c niiissen ; det Mcnscli 
ist das Wesen, H-clcbes •f.-m.—SMIUr. 

Alle Bescliraiikung bej|liickt. Jc eiiger 
uti>er GcMclils', Wirkiiiiys- uiid Be- 
riiliruu^-ikreis deslo gliicklichcr sincl 
wir : je weiler, dcslu ofler fiihleii wit 
uns i^angstigl. — Schojitnhauer. 

Alle Kraehlcn lichten.sagtc dcr Schiflct, 
dn warf rr seine Frau iibcr Bord. 

Ah I such ia the race of men : we'totig 
and hope, and then the longed-ror 
happiness, when obtained, proret 

(Eight daj-s.) A week. 

Ah, «-h)-, j-e gods, is evetjlliing eternal, 

while our happineiia alone abideth 

Ah \ how happy arc the dead. 

Adam inusi have an Eie, in order that 
he nijy blame her for what lie has 

(Eayles do not give birth to doves.) 
Urave men bretd nucuwarda. 

Aniiuusly to rcHect and ponder on nliat 
one could have done, is the very worst 

Apes are still apes, though you clothe 
them in lelvet. 

All other creatures act under compul- 
sion ; but Alan is the only being Ihal 
lias the power of free-will. 

A1! limitation gives liupi^ncss. The 

and contact, the happier we are; the 
more extended it is, the mure He feel 

All freight lichtens the shi]), said the 
•ikippet, as he pitched his wife over- 

Ever)' land produces good men. 


gesuan] am : 

Alle McDschen, gldchccboren, 
^iud ein adlttjes GMchlccht. 

— //. Htiiu. 
AUc Menschen mussen steibm \ 
Alle Menschen sind Lu{;ner. 
A31e Menschen werdcn Biiider, 
Wo dein sanfler Flugel weiJt. 

Aller Auscanc isl ein Gottesurtel. 


Alles Treuet dch und hoffel, 
WeoQ der Fruhling sich erneut. 

Alles Grosse muss im Tod be»leheQ. 
Alles in dct Welt lassl sich erlraj 
Nur nieht eioe Reihe 

Tageo. — Gotiht. 
Alles was geschieht, void Gidssten bia 

zutn KleinsteO, geschieht nothwen- 

dig. — Sckapmhaiar. 
Allea zu seiner Zeit. 
Allwissend bin ich niclil : doch viel ist 

mir bewusst. - Coelhe. 
AtUu^iel ist nicht genug. 

Als Adam gnib und Eva spanif, 
Wer war denn da ein Edelmann ? 
Alte B^ume lassen bidi nicht biegen. 

Alte Liebe rostel nicht. 

Alle Wunden blulen leicht. 

Am Abend wird man klug 

I'iir den vergaogneo Tag : 

Doch nimmer klug genug 

tut den, del kommen mig.—Rucieri. 

Atn Baume dei Schweigens hangt 

seine Fruchl, der P'riede. 
Am Endc. 
Amerika, du hast cs besser. — Gottki. 

The issue of all things is ai God's or- 

All Saints' Day. 

All is Tull of hope and joy, when ibe 
Spring teturns. 

All greatness niuiit suffer dealb. 
Everything in the world is endurable, 
save only a succession of fine clays. 

Everything that happens, from the 
greatest lo the least, happens of 

Everyihing in its proper time. 

I do not know everything ; still, many 
things I undeisland. 

Too much of anything is good for oo- 

Wben Adam delved and Eve span, 

Where was then lie gentleman ? 

(Old trees cannot be bent.) As the 
twig grows, the tree's inclined. 

True love does not nist with age. 

Old wounds readily bleed anew. 

In Ibe evening one becomes wue as to 
the day that is past ; but we never 
team wisdom fur that which may 

From the tree of Silence hangs its Ernil, 

Tranquillity, t 
A Ret all ; in a word. 
(America, thou art more fortunate.] 

America is more fortunately situated 

than the Slates of Europe. 
To be near one's heart ; lo be much 

By the Rhine, by the Rhine, there 

* The tecognidan of thii bet, and tbe nriidoin of ibunniiii tbe punuit of p1euur«, may be 
lukenai iiuniiBa[;of Scbopesfaauer't ptiiloupbjr of lile. 

* Tliii uylni ii quoled by ScbopgnhiueT In fail Pam%a tl Paralifmuna. He uTt Uut il 
<i u Arabic promb, T)>e nine mnark appliw Utbepronib Watdcm FtindnithI wiu€H 

Amt ohne Geld macht Diebe. 

Am Wifrlii- crkenm man den Mei!.lcr. 
An .ntniL'i Leule Bart lemt iler Junge 

An del Armut wiU jedci den Schuh 

Anfjngn noil I ich fast vcriagen, 

Und ich glaubl. ich Ini); es nic ; 
Und iL'h hab e» doch getragen— 

Abcr fragl mich uiu niclil : wie ? — 
Jf. Heioi. 
^Vrbcit iiit des Blutes Balsam, 
Arbeit isl der Tngend Quell, — HtnUr. 
Arbcil ist des B&rgets Zierde. 

Sej;en isl dwJHhe Pttia : 
Ehfl den K61UE seine Wiirde, 

Ehrct uns der Hande FleihS. 


Arbeit macht das Lebcn buss, 

Macht es nic ^ur Last, 

Der die Arbeit basst. 

-G. W. BurHuimi. 

Armut schaudet nicht. 

Armut und Huneer haben viel 


J anger. 

Art lasst nicht von Art. 


Auch das Schone muss slerben. 

Auch der beite Gaul stolpert einmal. 
Auch ich war in Arkadien geboren. 

Auf dcD Abend soil man den Tag 

Auf den Bergen ist Freiheit.— 5i:A///^r. 
* GMlhi- av}& ^n Ail^platioD of this phrai 

By day ; in the daytime. 

To be oti the point of death ; at Lhc lut 

Office without pay is tile breeder of 

The craftsman i^ known by hia work. 
On the chins of Ibe poor the baib« 

1 earns to shave. 
Eveij one is reidy lo wipe bii boots on 

To judge other people by oncBelf. 

To change one'> tunc; Co turn over a 

ocw leaf. 
At first 1 fanned in des-pair 
I ne'er should learn my fate to bear. 
Yet I have learned to bear it now — 
But oh \ you must not ask me how! 

—y. B. iraiiis. 
Work's the balsam of the blood 
Work's the source of every good. 
To treedom labour is renown 

Who works — gives blessings and coin- 
Kings glory in the orb and crown — 

Be ours ilie glory of our hands. 

It is work that makes the li fe sweet and 
never makes it wearisome. He only 
has deep sorrow who hates work. 

Poverty is no than 

What is bred in the bone conies not 

of the Resh. 
Ash Wednesday, 
Even the beaulilul must die. 

Even the best horse will stumble 01 
(I also was bom in Arcadia.) I an 

(One may praise the day when evei 

comes.) Don't halloa until you 

out of the wood. 
Freedom dwells upon the 1 

ialradiioal a tombstone, 
, oDca lived in Arcadie." 




Auf den Busch schlagcn. 
Auf den Hund kommen. 
Auf frischer That ertappt. 

Aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben. 
Auf Regen folget Sonnenschein. 
Aufs eheste. 

Auf seinem Miste ist der Hahn ein 

Aufs Grerathewohl. 

Auf Wiedersehen. 

Aus dem Regen in die Traufe kommen. 

Aus den Augen, aus dem Sinn. 
Aus der Hand in den Mund leben. 
Aus der Mode. 

Aus derselben Ackerkrume 
Wachst das Unkraut wic die Blume ; 
Und das Unkraut macht sich brcit. 

— Fr, Bodenstedt, 
Aus des Esels Wadel wird kein Sieb. 

Aus nichts wird nichts. 
Autoritat, nicht Majoritat * 

To beat about the bush. 

To go to the dogs. 

(Caught in the act.) In flagrante 

Deferred is not denied. 

The sunshine follows after rain. 

At the earliest moment ; as soon as 

On his own dunghill the cock is a lord. 

At random. 

(lill we meet again.) Au re7M)ir, 

(To get out of the rain and stand under 
the spout.) From Scylla to Charyb- 

Out of sight, out of mind. 

To live from hand to mouth. 


From the same clod of earth grows both 
weed and flower — and the weed gives 
itself airs. 

(You can't make a sieve from a donkey's 
tail.) You can't make a silk purse 
out of a sow's ear. 

Nothing comes from nothing. 

Authority, not majority I 


Bedenke das Ende. 

Begonnen ist halb gcwonnen. 

Beim Anbruch des Tages. 

Beim wunderbaren (iott ! Das Weib 
ist schon. — Schiller, 

Bei Nacht sind alle Katzen grau. 

Bcinahc bringt keinc Muckc urn. 

Bcleidigst du einen Monch, so klappen 
alle Kuttenzipfcl bis nach Rom. 

Bcllende Hunde beissen nicht. 
Benutzt den Augenblick. 

Bcriihre nicht alte Wunden. 

Bcschlafen Sie es. 

Besser ein halb Ei als eitel Schale. 

Besser ein lebender Hund als ein todter 

Railway station. 

(Look to the end.) Respice flnem. 

Well begun is half done. 

At daybreak. 

By the wonderful God ! How fair 
woman is ! 

In the dark all cats arc grey. 

Almost never killed a fly. 

Insult a single monk, and you will put 

all the cowls into a flutter as far as 


Yelping curs do not bite. 

(Make use of the present moment.) 
Carpe diem. 

Do not disturb old sores. 

Sleep upon it ; look before you leap. 

(Half an egg is better than empty 
shells.) Half a loaf is better than no 

A living dog is better than a dead lion. 

A A 



li.'.MT frei in der Frmcfe Js Kneeht 

Better lo be a freeman abroad than a 
slave at home. 


Better is better. 

Besser spal als nk. 

Belter lale than never. 

Besser Unrcclil leiden als Unrecht tbuD, 

It is better lo suffer wrong than to do 

Besser na-s als gar nichts. 

Haifa loaf is better than oo bread. 

Bewahre Goll ! 

Heaven forbid l 





Bitlrc Pillcn vergoldel man. 


Blodei Hund wird selten felt. 

Bitter piUa are gilded. 
A blue-stocking. 

(A timid dog seldom becomes fat.) 
Faint heart never won fair lady. 

BIGdts HcTZ bublt keine schone Frau. 

Flint heart never won fair lady. 

Blul isi dicker sis Wasser. 

Blood is thicker than water. 

Blul iind Eiscn. 

Blood and iron. 

Botgen muchl Sorgen. 

Bq'c ricsihwalie verderben go'e SitWn. 

He who goes a-borrowing, goes a- 
Evil commutiicatfons corrapl good 

Bciior Bmnnen, da man Wassen muss 

It is a bad well into which water must 

Biiser Vogel, boses Ei. 
Bases Werk muss untergelicn, 
Rache folgt der Frcvelthat.— 5<.-Ai//«-. 
Biise Waate muss man aufschwatzen. 

A bad bird lays a bad egg. 

Evil deeds must end ia ruin ; vengeance 

foUows hard on crime. 
Bad wares need crying up to sell them. 

Postage stamp. 
Postman; letter-carrier. 

Dampf Iraot. 

Daruntcr und darUbcr. 

Das Alter macht uichl kindlich, wie 

man spricht 
Es lindet uns nur noch als wahrc 

Kinder.— (?»■//«. 
Das alle romantiathe Land.^ Wieland. 
Das arme Her/, hienieden 
Von manchein Sturm bewcgt, 
Eriangl den wahren Frieden, 
Nur wo es nichl mehr Bchlagt.— 5/r/ir. 
Das besteGliick, dcs Lebcns schunslo 

Ermatiet cadlicli. — GwCAir. 
Das Beste ist gut gcnug.— G^rt.?. 
Das Besle k.iuft man am wohlfeilc 



It is not ok] age that makes us childlike, 
as people declare, but it merely reveals 
that uc arc still nothing but children, 

Theold land of romance. 

The heart of man by griefs oppressed. 

In Life's storms stricken sore, 
Can never hope to gain true rest 

Until it throbs no more. 
The greatest happiness, the lairest jayt 

of life, at last fade away. 

Tlie best is good enough. 
(The best is the cheapest thing to buy.) 
A useless thing is dear at any price. 


Dis Beste. vas wjr von der Gescbicic 
habcD, ist der EDthusiasmus, dec aie 

Das eben iai der Fluch der bosen That, 
Das sic fortzeugetid immer B6:ies muss 

gebSren . — Schiller. 
Das Edlc xa erkennen ist Gewinnst, 
Der niminer uns entrissen werden kaon. 

Das Ei will kliiger sem aJs die Hcnne. 

Du Eiste und Letite ms vom Genie 
gefordert wird, ist Wahrheitsliebe. 
Das Ewig-Weibliclie.— ffiwrte. 
Das fragt ach. 
Das geht nicht. 
Das gebt Qber meine Begrifle. 

Das Genie bleibt sich immer selbst das 
grosste Geheimniss.^ j'eAi'/^rr. 

Das Gluck giebt Vielen zn viel, aber 
Keiuem genng. 

Das Gliick ist dem Kuhnen hold. 

Das glucklichste Wort eswirdverliAhnl 

Worn der Horer nn Sdiiefotir ist. 

Das hat viel anf nch. 
Das beisst. 
Das Herz und nicht die Meinnng ehit 

den Mann. — Schiller. 
Das Hohn )e^ gera ins Nest, wonn 

schon Eier sind. 
Das irdische Gluclc. 
Das ist fur die Katie. 

Das ist gesprochen, vie ein Mann I 

Das bt Recbt. 

Das ists ja, was den Menschen zieret, 
Und dazn watd ihm der Versland, 
Dass er im innem Henen spurel. 
Was er erachatTt mit seiner Hand. 

Das klas^che Land der Scholen und 

Kasemen^Preussen . 
Das kleinste Haar wirit seinen Schatten. 
Das Leb«n ist das einzge Gut des 
Schlechten.— &AiV&r. 

the stndy of history, is the enthusiasm 

continue to breed evil. 
The apprndation of noble things is a 

possession or which we can never be 

(The egg will be wiser than the hen.) 

Don't try to teach ;ouT giaonj' to sndi 

Devotion to tnilh is the Snt and last 

thing that we demand of genins. 

The eternal feminine. 

That remuDs to be seen. 

That wiU never do. 

That is bevond my powers; the subject 

is too difficult for me. 
Genius alvays remains most innplk- 

able to itself. 
Fottone gives too much to many pe(»Ie, 

but no one is ever satisfied with her 

Fortune favours the brave. 
The 1 

That is a weighty matter. 

That is to say. 

It is his own heart and not the opinitms 

of others that hononr a man. 
The hen lays in the nest where there are 

eggs already. 
Earthly happiness. 
(That is for the cat.) A worthless 

That U spoken like a man. 

That is right. 

And this is mankind's greatest pride. 
And hence the gift to understand, 
That man within his heart can goide 
All that he fashions with bis buid. 

Prussia, the classic land of schools and 

The smallest hair casts a shadow. 

Life is the only blessing that wicked- 



da Gilter hSdistes Life 

DcT Uchcl grBsstes ab« isl die Schuld. 

D35 Lt-bea ist die Uebt.— Goethe. 

Das Leben isl doch 5cbdn. — Schiller. 

Das LebcQ kann alleniingB angcsehcn 
wcrilen als ein Trauni, und dcr Tod 
als da.« Erwachen. — SchiiJ>enhauer. 

Das Nalutell derFrauen 

Isi so n.-ih mit Kunst Terwandl. 


Das Neue dstsn ist nicht pit, und dai 
Gutc daran iat nkbt oen. 

Das Po5tamt. 

Das Publikum, das ist ein Kfann, 

Der alles \s-ciss und ffu nichls kann. 

Das schlcchieste Rad am Wagm kniim 

Das Univcrsiim isl ein Ticdnnlic Gottcs. 
Das ValerTand, 
Das verstchl sich von selbil. 

Das \Vcib wolltc die Natur i.w ilirem 

Meislcrsliicke machen. — Zcjiinj;. 
Das Wenice verschwindel leicht dem 

Der lorwarts sielit, wic vici noch. iibrig 

Weibl.— Cw/Af. 
Da'i Werklobt den Mcistcr. 
Das Wunder ist dcs Gloiibcn'! licbslcs 

Dawider behiitc uns Goll. 
Dem Himmel sci Dank. 
Dem liebcn Golte wcieh nicht aus, 
Findst du ihn auf dem VCc^.— Schiller. 
Dem Mcnschen ist ein Mcnscb nocli 

immerlicbet als ein Engel.^£«jm^. 
Dem Mutigen isl das Gtilck hold. 
Dem Wandersman pehort die Welt 
In alien ihren Weitcn.— /", Riickert. 
Dem Zuschauer ist keine Atbeil la \ieL 

Den alten Hiind ist sehwer bellen 


life ii still so fair. 

Life may be considered altogether as a 

dreojD. and Death as the awakening 

from sleep. 


The public is a person who knows evcry- 

IhiDg, and can do oothing. 

wheel in the cart that 

creaks the loudest. 
The fair sex. 
tt doesn't matter ; don't trouble about ' 

thought of God, 

The Fatherland (Germanyl. 

That is self-evident ; it poes witbni 

It was Nature's purpose to make Woma 
the masterpiece of creation. 

The little (that has been done) son 
fades from (he sight of the man wh 
sees how much before him still n 
mains to he done. 

The work proves the craftsman. 

Miracle is the dearest child of Failh. 

Heaven fotlii<l ! 


To Heiiven be the praise ) 

Do not turn aside from God, should* 

thou meet him by the way. 
A man i< always dearer than 

Fortune favours the brai-e. 

To the wanderer the wide, wide world 

No work 15 yen hard (n the man who 

merely looks on. 
It is a hard task to teach old dogs to 






Den Bauxn muss man biegen, wenn er 
jung ist. 

Den Freund erkennt man in der Not. 

Den Grelehrten ist gut predigen. 
Den Hiromel uberlassen wir 
Den Engeln wid den Spatzen. 

—JET. Heine, 

Denke nur niemand, dass man anf ihn 
als den Heiland gewartet babe. 

— Goethe. 
Den Nagel auf den Kopf treffen. 

Denn alle Scbuld racbt sicb auf Erden. 

— Goethe, 
Denn, gebt es zu des fiosen Haus, 
Das Weib hat tausend Schritt voraus. 

— Goethe, 

Den todten Lowen kann jeder Hase an 
der Mahne zupfen. 

Den Ton angeben. 

Der Abend rot, der Morgen grau 
Bringt das schonste Tagesblau. 

Der Adler fangt nicht Fliegen. 

Der Apfel fallt nicht weit vom Stamm. 

Der Arme bst, wenn er was hat, der 
Reiche, wenn er will. 

Der Ausgang giebt den Thaten ihre 

T\\.ei.— Goethe, 
Der Bart macht den Mann. 

Der Bauch ist ein boser Rathgcber. 
Der beste Prediger ist die 2^it. 
Der Bettelsack wird nie voll. 

Der brave Mann denkt an sich selbst 
zuletzt. — Schiller, 

Der edle Mensch ist niu* ein BUd von 
Gott.— 7iirr>&. 

Der Eicljwald brauset, die Wolken 

ziehn ; 
Das Magdlein wandelt an Ufers Griin, 
Es bricht sich die Welle mit Macht, 

mit Macht, 
Und sic singt hinaus in die finstre Nacht, 
Das Auge von Weinen getrubet. 

Der Eine schlagt auf -den Busch, der 

Andere kriegt den Vogel. 
Der Erde Gott, das Q^A.^SchiUer, 

(You must bend the tree while it stiU 
is young.^ As the twig is bent, Uie 
tree's inclined. 

(In trouble a friend is known.) A friend 
in need. 

A word to the wise is enough. 

We leave Heaven to the angels and the 

Let no man think that the world has 
been waiting for him as its deliverer. 

To hit the nail on the head. 
All guilt is avenged upon earth. 

For, when we go to the devil's house, 
woman leads the way a thousand 
paces ahead. 

Every hare may pull at the dead lion's 

To set the tune ; to set the fashion. 

Evening red, morning grey, 
Are sure signs of a sunny day. 

The eagle does not catch flies. 

The apple does not fall far from the 
tree- trunk.) The son takes after his 

The poor man eats when he can, the 
rich man when he wills. 

The issue gives the title to the work. 

(The beard makes the man.) Wisdom 

comes with age. 
The stomach is an evil counsellor. 
Time is the best preacher. 
(There is no filling a beggar's purse.) 

Beggars are never satisned. 
The gallant man thinks of himself last. 

The noble man is but an image of God. 

The wind roars through the oak trees, 
the clouds scud across the sky ; the 
maiden wanders by the green strand. 
The waves beat loudly against the 
shore, while she sings out into the 
dark night, and her eyes are full of 

One man beats the bush, while another 
catches the bird. 

Gold b the god of the earth. 


Dcr Erde Paradies und HoUe 
liegl in dem Worle V/ab.Satiiu 
Dcr enifje Judc, 

Der Feige drokt nur, wo er dcher fal. 

Dcr FTcihandd. 

Dcr Freilieii einc Gokig ! 

Dcr Freiinde Eiler isl's, der micb 
Zu (SruDde richtel, nicht der Hass dcr 

Der Fuchs andert den Pelz, und behalt 

dcD bchalk. 
Der Fiirst ist dcr crate Dieacr seines 

Slaates.— ^mfanc* lie Great. 

Der Glnube iit nicht dcr Anfu>^, 
sondem du E^e alles Wissens. 

— Gotthe. 

Der Glaiitw ist wie die Liebe ; er lissl 
sich nit lit eriwingcn. — Schopenhautr. 

Der Gliickliche gl.iubt nicht, dass noch 
Wundcr gcschehen ; denn nur im 
Elend erkcnnl man Gotlcs Hand und 
Finger, der gute Mensclicn zum 
Gulen Icilet, — Goethe. 
Der Golt, dcr Eiwn wachsen liess, 
Der wollle teinc Kncchte— ^™^^ 

Der Hatin im Koibc si-in. 

Der Ha&s ist parleiisch, aber die Liebe 

ist cs noch mehr. — Goethe. 
Der bat die Macht. an den die Meni/e 

glaubl - Frederick II. 
Der bal nie das Gluck gckostet, 
Der die Fnichl des Himmels nicht 
Raubcod an des HoUeaHusses 
Schauervollem Rande bricbt. 


Der Ilistorikcr isl ein ruckwiirts (;e. 

kchrter Prophet.— J^. von SchUgel. 
Der Horeher an dcr Wand hort seine 

ei};ne Scband. 

Earth, Heaven, and Hell, are all c 

priied in the one word — Won 
The everlasting Jew ; the wandeiicg 

The coward docs not threaten save 

when he is in no danger. 
Free Irude. 

Liberty has only one n>ad. 
(,'TYi my friend's zeal, not my enemy's 

hate, that overthrows me.) Save me 

from my friends. 
The Ton may change hU !>kin, but be ia 

still a fox. 
(Tlie kmg is the first servant of his 

country.) The king is subject to tbc 

laws, and is the chief odniinistntor 

or tbem. 
Faith is not the beginning but the end 

of all knowledge. 

Faith and Love have one thing in com- 
mon : neither of Ihem can be created 

The happyhave no faith in the existence 
nf miracles ; for it is only in miitow 
that we recognise the hand and finger 
of God, which leads good men to 

(God. who placed iron in the earth, 
wished none to be slaves.) None 
should be slaves while they may hold 

(To be the cock in the basket.) To be 
the most im]>ortant person in the 

Hate is unjust, but love is cicn more so. 

That man has the power whom the 

people believe in. 
Ah '. never he has raptme known, 

Who has not, where the waves are 

U|>on ilie fearful shores of Hell. 

PIuck"d fruits that taste of Heaven, 
The Lord brought none of his creatures 

out of nothing into existence to make 

them miserable. 
The historian is a prophet whose C]'es 

are turned to the past. 
The listener never hears any good of 




Der Hunger ist der beste Koch. 

Der ist der glucklichste Mensch, der 
das Ende seines Lebens mit dem 
Anfang in Verbindung setzen kann. 

— Goethe, 

Der Junge kann sterben, der Alte muss 

Der Kaiser. 

Der katholische Priester ist von dem 
Augenblick, wo er Priester ist, ein 
einregimentierter Offizier des Papstes. 

— Bismarck. 

Der kreisende Berg hat ein Maus ge- 

Der Krieg emahrt den Krieg. 


Der Krieg ist lustig den unerfahmen. 

Der Kummer, der nach Hiilfe und 

Trost verlangt, ist nicht der hochste. 

— W. von Humboldt, 

Der Liberalismus gerat immer weiter, 
als seine Trager wollen. — Bismarck. 

Der Mensch denkt, Gott lenkt. 

Der Mensch ist frei wie der Vogel im 
Kafig ; er kann sich innerhalb gewis- 
sen Grenzen bewegen. —Lavater. 

Der Mensch ist, was er isst. 

Der Mensch kann, was er soil ; und 
wenn er sagt, er kann nicht, so will 
er nicht. — richte. 

Der Mensch liebt nur einmal. 

Der Mensch mag sich wenden, wohin 
er will, er mag untemehmen, was es 
auch sci, stets wird er auf jenen Weg 
wieder zuruckkehren, den ihm Natur 
einmal vorgezeichnet hat. — Goethe, 

Der Mohr hat seine Arbeit gethan, der 
Mohr kann gehen. — Schiller. 

Der Mutter schenk* ich, 

Die Tochter denk' ich.— Goethe. 

Der Pfennig macht den Thaler. 

Der preiissiche Schulmeister hat die 
Schlacht bei Sadowa gewonnen. 

- Afoltke. 

Hunger is the best sauce. 

He is the happiest man who can join 
in close union the beginning with the 
end of his life. 

The young may die, but the old must 

The Emperor. 

The Catholic priest, from the moment 
in which he becomes a member of 
the priesthood, is a commissioned 
officer of the Pope. 

(The mountain is in labor and brines 
forth a mouse.) Much cry and litue 
wool. Parturiuni mantes. 

War fosters war. 

War is a fine thing to those who have 
not experienced it. 

The grief which yearns for help and 
comfort is not the deepest. 

Liberal policy has alwa3rs a tendency to 
extend its aims according to the will 
of those who direct it. 

Man proposes, Grod disposes. 

Man is free like the bird in a cage ; 

he can move himself within certain 


(Man is what he eats.) A man's nature 
is formed by the food he eats. 

A man can do what is his duty ; and 
when he says ** I cannot," he means, 
** I wiU not." 

Man loves but once. 

Man may go whither he will ; he may 
undertake what he pleases; still he 
will come back to that path which 
Nature has appointed for nim. 

The Moor has done his work, the Moor 
may go. 

The mother gets my presents, but the 
daughter h^ my tnoughts. 

(A penny makes the thaler.) Many 
pennies make a pound ; a penny 
saved is a penny gamed. 

The Prussian schoolmaster won the 
battle of Sadowa.* 

* Moltke was not the first to make use of this saying, tmt quoted it from a speech de- 
livered by Dr. Peschel. The words are, however, commonly attributed to the great strategift 


Dcr Schmerz at die Geburt der hohe- 

ren Naturen.— ji. Titdgt. 
Der Schuster hat die schlecbtnten 

Dec Smkende Kreifi Eclbst nacb cinem 

Der StSrkstB tuU Recht. 

Dcr Stil ist die Pbysiogaomie des 
Geisteb . — SchoptHhaiur. 

Det Teufel Ut da Egoist.— OvfjU. 

De> Teufel ist nie so sciiwarz, [ds mnu 
itm m.ilt. 

Der Thor laud den Gcnusaen dcs Lebeos 
□ach und siehl sich belrogcu ; der 
Weise verraeidet die Uebel. 

— Sctuipttthautr. 

Der Tuil. lias ist die kuhle Nacbt 

Das LebeD ist der scbwiile Tag. 

—R. Heine. 

Dcr llmeatig mit Frauen ist das 
Eleinenl guter Sitten. — Goethe. 

Der Unendliche bat in den Himinel 
sciDcn Namen in pliibendeii Stemen 
^■esaet, aber auf die Erde liat cr 
seiocm Nainen in sanften Blumcn 
gebSet.— y«in Paul Rkhter. 

Der Volksgcisl Preussens ist durch und 
durcb monarcliiscb. — Biitnarci, 

Der W'abn ist kuri, die Reu ist lanp. 

Der Wald bat Obren. 
Den Wald vor laulcr BSumen nii^bt 

seben. — U'ielaiiii. 
Der Weg des Vertleclwns. 
Der Wet; ^"^ Hiille ist niit (;ulen 

Vorsatien Repflasterl, 
Der Wein erfindet uielits. 

Der Wermuth des Gewisseos verbillerl 

sugar den Schmerz. 

— 7™« Paul RkhUr. 
Der Zufriedene bat immer ccnug. 
Des eiuen (jluck ist des andern 



A drowning man snatches at a straw. 

Right is on (be side or the struugest. 
(Style is tbe mind's pbyuognomy.) Lt 

style c'eit de Vhamme. 
The devil is all for bimselT. 
Tbe devii is never so black as \ 

Tbe fool pursues tbe pleasures of iile, 

and linds himself deceived : tbctv' 

man avoids ils evils. 

The society of tbe CUr sex is the school 

The Eternal God has written his n 
in sbining stars upon ibc heai'i 
upon ibe carib be bis v.Tilteii i 
tender flowers. 

Sbort is tbe iiUoxicalioii (of loie). but 

the rejicntauce is long. 
Tbe wooil bas ears. 
Not lo see tbe wood because of tbe 

The road to ruin. 

The way to hell is paved with good in- 

Tbe contented man bns always enough. 
(One man's happiness is the misery o( 

anotber.) What is meat to one, is 

poison lo the other. 
Tile May of life blooms once, and never 

blooms again. 
The toils iif life nlono leach us to value 

the blessings ofbfe. 




Des Measchen Engel ist die Zeit. 

Des Menschen Wille, das ist sein Gluck. 

— Schiller, 

Des Volkes Stimme ist Gottes Stimme. 



Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles 
Uber alles in der Welt. — H, Hoffmann. 

Deutschland, ein geographischer 

Dichtung und Wahrheit. 

Die Abwesenden haben immer unrecht. 

Die Baukunst ist eine erstanle Musik. 


Die edelste That hat doch nur einen 
zeitweUigen Einfluss; das geniale 
Werk hingegen lebt und wirkt, wohl- 
thatig und erhebend, durch aUe Zei- 
ten. Von den Thaten bleibt nur das 
Andenken, welches immer schwacher, 
entstellter und gleichgultiger wird, 
allmahlich sogar erioschen muss, wenn 
nicht die Geschichte es aufnimmt und 
es nun im petrificirten Zustande der 
Nachwelt uberliefert. Die Werke 
hingegen sind selbst unsterblich, und 
konneu, zumal die schriftlichen, alle 
Zeiten durchJeben. — Schopenhauer. 

Die Ehre ist, objektiv, die Meinung 
Anderer von unserm Werth, und 
subjektiv, unsere Furcht vor dieser 
Memung. — Schopenhauer. 

Die ersten Entschliessungen sind nicht 
immer die klugsten, aber gewohnlich 
die redlichsten. — Lessing. 

Die Extreme beruhren sich. 

Die Freuden, die man iibertreibt, 
Verwandeln sich in Schmerzen. 

— Bertuch. 

Die Froheit ist wie ein Sonnenglanz des 
Lebens.— W. von Humboldt. 

Die Gegenwart ist eine machtige Got- 

im.— Goethe. 
Die Gewohnheit ist eine zweite Natur. 

Time is the angel of men. 

(The will of man is the arbiter of his 

I am the master of my fate. 
I am the captain of my soul. — Henley. 

(The voice of the people is the voice of 
God.) Vox populi^ vox Dei. 



Germany, Germany, over all throughout 
the world. 

Grermany is a geographical expression.* 

Poetry and truth.t 

(The absent are always blamed.) Les 
absents ont tou/ours tort. 

Architecture is frozen music. 

The noblest action has always only a 
temporary influence; a work of 
genius, on the contrary, exists and 
moves, beneficent and inspiring, 
throughout the ages. Of actions 
only the memory abides, and this 
becomes continually more and more 
vague, changed, and indifferent, and 
is bound to be gradually effaced, 
unless history takes it up, and petri- 
fying it, hands it on to posterity. 
Works, however, are of themselves 
immortal, and, especially if they are 
written, may survive for all time. 

Honour is, objectively, the opinion 
others hold of our worth, and, sub- 
jectively, the fear which this opinion 
inspires in us. 

One's first resolves are not always the 
best, but they are generally the most 

Elxtremes meet. 

The pleasures in which we indulge too 
much become pains. 

Mirth is, so to speak, the sunbeam of 

The present is a mighty divinity. 

Habit is second nature. 

* In these terms Mettemich described the disunited condition of Germany in the year 
X849. Two vears before he had made a similar remark with regard to Italy, 
i This is toe title of one of Groethe's best-known books. 

Dit Kuii,I yulil naih iiio<l.—Lu!/icr. 

Die Kunst isl Himmelscabe. 

Die Kumt ist laug 
Und kurz ist luuer Ijehai.—Gotthe. 
Die Kunst i£t zwir nicht das Brod, ab«r 
der Wein des Lebens. 

~y«w Patil Richter. 
Die Leate. die niemali Zeit haben, thuD 

am wenigsten. — Lichtenberg. 
Die liebe i»l det Liebe Preis. 

Die Liebe macht ZDm Goldpallst die 

Hiilte.— flatty. 
Die Liebe Sberwindet alles. 
Die meisten Menschen sind so subjektW, 
dass im Grande oichts Interesse fUr 
de hat, vis gam aUeiQ sic sclbst. 

— Schopenhauer. 
Die Menscben glaubcn gem an das, was 

sic wniuchen. 
Die Menschen glcichen darin dea Kin- 
dem, dais sie unartig weiden, wenn 

rtig wi 
e vetzieht ; daner 

keinen in nachgiebig und liebr 

seyn daif. — Sclupenkautr. 
Die Natur ist das einzige Bnch, das 

anf alien Slattern grossen Inhalt 

\Aele\.— Goethe. 
Die Natuj weiss allein, was sie will. 





Die Rechnung ohne den Wirt machen. 

Die Regienmg. 

Die Religion muss dem Volke erhalten 
werden. — Emperor William I, 

Die Religion selbst ist in der Natur des 
Menscnen eingepflanzt. 

^W, von Humboldt. 

Die Saiten zn hoch spannen. 

Die Schonen Tage in Aranjuez 
Sind nun zu Ende. — Schiller, 

Die Schonheit ist ein guter Empfeh- 

Dieser Monat ist ein Kuss, den der 
Himmel giebt der Erde. 

— F, von Logau. 

Die Sonne geht in meinem Staat nicht 
jmiei, ^Schiller, 

Die Sonne wirds bringen an den Tag, 
was untenn Schnee verborgen. 

Die sussesten Trauben hangen am hdch- 

Die Todten reiten schnell ! — BUrger. 

Die Uhr schlagt keinem Glucklichen. 


Die Wacht am Rhein. 

Die Wande haben Ohren. 
Die Weisheit ist nur in der Wahrheit. 


Die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgericht. 


Die Welt ist dumm, die Welt ist blind, 
Wird taglich abgeschmachter. 

— H, Heine. 
Die Zeit ist kurz, die Kunst ist lang. 

— Goethe. 
Doch der den Augenblick ergreifl, 
Das ist der rechte Mann. — Goethe. 

Donner und Blitz. 


Doppelt giebt, wer gleich giebt. 

To reckon without one's host. 
The administration ; the government. 
Religion must be preserved for the good 
of the nation. 

Religion has its roots in man's own 

To take too high a tone. 

The happy days in Aranjuez are past 
and gone. 

Beauty is a good letter of introduction. 

This month (May) is a kiss that heaven 
gives to the earth. 

The sun never sets on my empire.* 

What snow conceals, the sun reveals. 

The sweetest grapes hang on the top 
of the tree. 

The dead ride quickly, t 
(The clock does not strike for any 
happy people. ) The happy man does 
not notice the flight of time. 

(The watch on the Rhine.) The title 
of the German national song.} 

Walls have ears. 

There is no wisdom, save in truth. 

History is the world's criticism of the 

The world is stupid, the world is blind, 
and grows more tedious every day. 

(Time is short, but art is long.) Ars 
ionga, vita brevis. 

He who seizes the opportune moment 
is the right man. 

Thunder and lightning. 

A second self; alter ego. 

(He gives twice who gives in a trice.) 
Bis dot qui ciio dot. 

* Schiller pnts these words into the month of Philip II. of Spain in " Don Carlos." The 
idea, according to B&chmann, is an old one, for Herodotus narrates that Xerxes, the Persian 
king, made a somewhat similar remark concerning his own projected conquests. 

-i In fiiirger*s famous poem Lenare, the heroine, distracted owing to her forer's not returning 
from the war, denies the existence of a Dtrine Providence. But at midnight her lover rides up 
to her door, and asks her to ride back with him to the army. Throu^out the night they gallop 
at a fiirious pace, and whenever I.«norejasks the reason for such haste, her lover replies — Pie 
Todten reiten schnell / Finally, the form of the man changes into that of a skeleton, and the 
earth opens to swallow up both the rider and the maid. 

X This song was written by Schneckeaterger in 1840. 


die Fn 

Himmliscbe Ro^n ins irdbcbe Leben. 

Ehre, wein Ehte gebfihrt. 
Ehrlich wiibrt am l^gsCen. 
Eile mit weile. 

Eilen thut nicht gut. 

Ein Apprll an die Furcbl lindet in deuts- 

chen Herzen niemals etn Echo. 

Kin Augenblick gelcbt im Faradies, 
Wird nicht lu teuer mil dem Tod 

gebusst —SchiUer. 
Ein Dieniit ist des andem werth. 
Em Doctor und ein Bauer wisscn mehr 

ak «n Doctor aUdn. 

Ein edler Mensch debt edle Menscben 

aa.— Goethe. 
Eine Hand wascht die andere. 

Eincm anf die Finger klopfen. 

Eines Maones Rede ist ketne Rede. 
Ein lauler Apfel steckl himdert gc- 

Ein Taules Ei verdirbt den ganzen 

Ein feste Burg ist nnsei Gott. 

Ein Frauenhaar deht melir als ein 

Ein Preund ist ein Wesen, dai nns nnz 

Irigt mit unsetn Fdilem und Mia- 

gein alien. — George Forster. 
Kn gekrSnktes Herz «^olt sidi schwer. 
Ein GelehrtcT hat keine lange Weile. 

—yean Paul Richler. 
Ein guter Mensch in seinem dunkeln 

Ist sich des rechten Weges wohl be- 

Ein guter Name ist tAa reiches Erbtheil. 

1NUTZ . J6s 

One swallow does not make a suTnnier. 

(A fool remains a fool.) There is no 

cure for an empty head. 
(One man's tale is no man's tale.) One 

tale is good until another is told. 
(One had apple spoils a hundred,) One 

rotten sheep mars the whole flock. 
One bad egg spoils the whole pudding. 

Our God is 

it of defence. 

A single hair of a voman drairs more 

than a bell-rope. 
A friend is a person who cheerfully bears 

with all our failings and weaknesses. 

It is difiicult to heal a wounded heart. 
A scholar never suffers from boredom. 

A good man, amid all the dark 
lines of his mind, is e 
of the tight path to folli 

1 eater 

Ein gnter Name is 

Ein Keil treibt den andem. 
Ein Leben wie in Paradies 
Gewihrt uns Vaier Rhein ! 

Chr. HUty. 
tin Mann, ein Wort. 

Ein schlechtes Pferd, das sdn Fatter 

nichi verdtent. 
Ein Schuh is lucht Jedem gerecht. 
'Eta Thor findt allemal noch einen gros- 

Ein liefer Sinn wohnt in den alten 

Brauchen . — Sch tiler. 
Ein unbedeotender Mensch. 

Ein Unglilck kommt niemals allein. 
Ein unniili Leben ist ein frilher Tod. 


. mebr werth als A good name is belter than riches. 

A good name is beyond price. 

{One heart and one mind.) Clow 

An Emperor's word must not change 
or be lightly kept. 

One nail drives in another. 
A life, like that in Paradise, our father 
bestows upon us. 

a word.) An honest man's 

hu bond, 
poor hone that does not earn 

shoe will not fit every fool. 

One fool can always find another who 

is a still greater fool. 
There is a deep meaning hidden in old 

A man of no account ; a worthless 

A misfortUDe never comes alone. 
A wasted life is premature death. 


Ein ^\'L-ib lerichweigt niir, «-»s sic nicht 

Eiscn uti<i Blut. 
Endc gul, alles gut. 
Enibehrcn sollsl du ! soUsl entbehren. 
Erfahrung ist die bcatc Lehimetsterin. 
Er ha[ alter Scbande den Kopf abge- 

Er hat Bolinen id den Ohten. 

Er hat Haare auf den Zahneti. 

Er ist scin Vatei, wie cr leibl und Icbl. 
Krlaubt ist, was gsKAU—Goelht. 

Er mi5sl allc audcren naeh seiner Elle 

Emst i<>t das Leben, hcitcr ist die 

EroffnuDg des Reichstages. 
Erst besinn's, dann bepiun's. 
Erstc wiigen und dann wagcD. 

(One bird on the dish is worth a huo- 
dned flying.) A bird in the hand n 
worth two in the bush. 

A woman only keeps one secret — whit 
she does not know herself. 

(Iron way.) Railroad, 

Iron and blood.* 

Alt's wdi that ends weU. 

Ttion sbalt, thou must refmin I f 

(He has beans in his eus.) None so 
deaf as those nho will not bear. 

(He has haiia on his lectb.) He is a 
sharp customer. 

Recollection; memoiy. 

He is the very imftee of Ms father. 

What a pei«on like« to do, that he 
thinks 'tis right to do. 

He measures others by his own mes! 

Life is eatnesl, Art is joyful. 

The opening of Parliament. 

Look first before you leap. 

(Eirst weigh, then go ahead.) Consider 
iin<tthe chances of success, but, when 
you have adopted a plan of action, at 

Es bildet dn Talent sich in dcr Stille, 
Sich ein Charaktor in deni Sttom der 

\\s\t..— Goethe. 
Es bleibl dabei. 

Es erben sich Ciesel^' und Recbte 
Wie eine cw'gc Krankhoil fort. 

Es (51lt keine Eiche von einem Sircicbe. 

Es geschicht dir eben recht. 


der Hiramel What Heaven sends we must endure, 
formed in calm sobtude; 

Character amid the busy s 

•t fell an oak with a 

MusL to .wsk 
E,„n uniBlH 

imi'rr^'tho ' man of Elood'a! 
1 Iii|tE«l«ib)F iphraie ID one 


aristokiBtie ; die geiitige Aiisto- 
hratie. Letztere ist eigentlich die 
vomehmste. — Sehaptn/uuur. 

Es gibt ja nichts Reioeres und Wir- 
meres als unserc ente Fretmdscbaft, 
iinsere erste Liebe, unser erstes 
StrebcD nach Wahrheiteii, unser 
etstes Gefnhl fur die Natur. 

—yean Paul Richur. 

Ea int det Mensch so lang' er strebl. 

gering balten. — Goelkt. 
Esist dochdenMadcheawiesogeboren, 

dsss sie illein gefidlen irollen, was 

Dur Augen hat. — GUim. 
E$ ist cin bdser Vngel, der sein dgen 

Nest beschmDtzt. 
Es ist eine dergrontentlimmelsgabei). 
So ein lieb Ding im Ann zu haben. 


Es isl ein gross ErgoUen 

Sichin denGeistderZcilenzavenebEen, 

Mann ged&chl. — Goethe. 
Es iat nicht alles Gold, was glioit. 
Es ist Schade. 
Es lebe dei Konig. 
Es lebt, dn Gatt ni slnUen nod m 

rachen.- Schiller. 
Es schlaTen nicht alle welche die Augen 

Es sind nicbl alle J3ger, die das Horn 

gut blasen. 
Es stirbt als Knabe, wen die Goiter 

lieben.-.£, Geiiel. 
E-i warcD mir bobmische D6rfer. 

Eulen nach Athen tngen. 

* SchopenluiieT illutntH thg Uit pin of thi 
with the McndihlB uf FraleHck lbs Onat u 

There are three aristocradea ; the fiitt 
oi birth and rank ; the second of 
wealth ; the third of inletlect. The 
last is reaU; themost honooied.* 

There is nothing more pure and warm 
than our Hist mendship, our first love, 
our first striving after truth, oar first 
appredatioQ of the works of Nature. 

So lone as a man strives, he makes 

It is better to be engaged in the most 
unimportant matter, than to think 
hair an hour of no importance. 

It is, so to speak, an inborn quality 
of girls, to wish to please everything 
thfkt has a pair of eyes. 

It is a sorry bird that fouls its own nest. 

It is a great pleasure to return to the 
spirit of former days, and to see what 
a wise nan has thought before ui. 

All is not gold that glitters. 

That is a pity. 

Long live the King. 

God lives, who will pnnish and avenge. 

(Everyone with closed eyes is not 

asleep.) Appearances aredecq)tive. 
AD are nol huntsmen who can blow the 

huntsman's horn. 
Whom the gods love die young, 

(II was Bohemian to me.) It was all 

Greek to me. 
A timid dog never grows fat. 
(No cock will craw over that.) No one 

will cars twopence about it. 
{To take owls to Athens.) To poor 

water into the Thames. 


^r^'eriil'i CoDit Cbimbariain 
I tmblv, thonrh men of fairh ruik 
It i r^l ia nil. " I>nTi1<i|[Bd 

Sich selhst. Sckilltr. 

Fettc Kiiche, magetc Erbscliaft. 

Fliegendc Biatlei. 

Folge meincm Worte, nicht mt 

Frcihcil iiit bci der M»cht allein. 

Frciheit isl hut Id dem Rdch der 

Und dns Schdoe bIQhC nur im Geung. 

FreLlieit..Iiebt d.Ti Tier der WuMc, 
F"rci iin Allier henschl der Gott, 


Fremdes Pferd und eigene Sporen haben 
bald den Wind veiWn. 

Freuet euch des I.ebens. 

Weil noch das Lampchen cliilit 

Pduckct die Rose, eh' ^ie verblflht. 

Frcundc in der Nolli waren sellen ? — 
Im Ciegentheil ! Kaum hat man mil 
Einem hreundschaft (;eni:iclil ; so ist 
er auch schon in d^T Noth und will 
geld gL'leihcn hnben. 



Frisch aiif! 

Frisch Rew-agt ist balb gewonncn. 

Friih ;u Belt und fruh wiciler auf 

Mncht i^und und teicli in Kauf. 

The «ea«on of L«nt. 
Idleness is the key to Poverty's door. 

Hostile is the world, and (reacheroni ! 
Each man loves nothing hut himself. 

A fat kitchen leaves few legacies. 

Fly-lcavcs : pamphlets. 

Imitate my words, amA not my at 

Beoffwilh youl Begone! 

Mis. ; wife ; lady. 

Miss ; young lady. 

Misery travel; free throughout all the 

Freedom caniu>t exist save nhen united 

with might. 
Freedom exists only in the realm 

dreams, and Beaaly blooms not b 

in song. 

The wild bea?! in the de-iert loves its 
freedom, and free is Rod who nilelh 
in the heavens. 

Post age- stamps. 

wind ^ ■ ' 

Rejoice in life, while still the light 
bums bright ; pluck the roses while 
they are in bloom.* 

Friends in need are rare ?— On the con- 
trary I No sooner have we contracted 
a new friendship, than we find thai 
we have a ftiend in need, and ready 
to borrow money from us. 

Home of Peace. 

A bold alt.ick is half the battle. 

Early to bed and catly to rise 

Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and 

Fiir dcu Tod i>il kcin Kraut gewsch- There is no cure for death. 




Fiir Gerechte giebt es keine Gesetze. 

Fur Gott und Ihr. 

Fursten haben lange Hinde. 

(There are no laws for the good.) The 

righteous man is a hiw to himself. 
All for God and her.* 
Kings have long arms. 

Gebranntes Kind scheut das Feuer. 

Gebraucht die Zeit, sie geht so schnell 
von hioncn.— Goethe. 

Gedanken sind zoUfrei. 

Greduld! Geduld! wenn's Herz auch' 
bricht ! — Burger, 

Gefahrte munter kurzet die Meilen. 

Geflugelte Worte. 
Geld ist der Mann. 
Geld regiert die Welt. 
Gelegenheit macht Diebe. 
Gesagt, gethan. 
Greschaftiger Mussiggang. 

Gresimdheit ist besser als Reichthum. 
Gewarnter Mann ist halb gerettet. 

Gewohnheit ist ein* andere Natur. 
Glanzende Elend.— Cro^/A^. 

Gleiche Briider, gleiche Kappen. 

Gleichheit ist immer das festeste Band 
der Liebe. — Lessing, 

Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gem. 

Gliick auf den Weg. 

Gluck auf ! Gluck zu ! 

Gluckliche Kinder geben gluckliche 
Menschen. — G, Forster. 

Gluck und Weiber haben die Narren 

Goldene Berge versprechen. 

Goldene Mitte. 

Goldener Hammer bricht eisemes Thor. 

Gottes Muhlen mahlen langsam, mahlen 
aber trefflich klein. 

Gottes Wort bleibt cwig. 

Gott ist uberall. 

The burnt child dreads the fire. 

Make use of the time, for it flies away 
so fast. 

Thoughts are free. 

Patience! Patience! e'en though thy 
heart is breaking ! 

(Cheerful companions shorten the miles.) 
A cheerful companion is as good as 
a coach. 

Winged words. 

It is money that makes the man. 

Money rules the world . 

It is opportunity that makes the thief. 

No sooner said than done. 

(Busy idleness.) Very busy doing 

Health is better than riches. 

(A forewarned man is half saved. ) Fore- 
warned is forearmed. 

Habit is second nature. 

(Glittering sorrows.) Sorrows that 

outward splendour cannot hide. 
Birds of a feather IBock together. 

Similarity of temperament is alwa3rs the 
surest bond of love. 

Birds of a feather flock together. 

Good luck on the way ; may good for- 
tune attend you. 

Good luck ! 

Happy children become happy men. 

Fortune and women favour fools. 

To make great promises. 

The golden mean. 

(A golden hammer breaks an iron door.) 
A golden key vrill open any door. 

The mills of God grind slowly, but they 
grind exceeding small. 

Gtxi's word lasts for ever. 

God is over all. 

* In the Thirty Yean' War^ ChriBtian, Duke of Brunswick, supported the cause of the 
Elector. As he had done this for love of the Elecrress Eliaabeta, rather than from any 
other motive, he caused this device to be taacribed oo his standard. 

B B 

Golt macht geiimd, und tier Dokiot Gadeffei 

krii-fit das Geld. "■ 

Gott mil UBS ! 

(God wilh us.) Moito of tUe Kings of 

Golt sci Dank I 

Grau, tenter Freund. ist alle Thcorie, 

Und gtuD des Lebeos goldaet Buum. 

Grosse Diebe hangcn die kleincn. 

ohne H<]lia\mf;.—Coi:l&e. 
Grosse Seelen dulilen ^nilL—Schilltr. 
Giile biicht einem kein Bein. 
Gute Freunde, geCrcue Nacbbaro. 


Gutcn Abend. 
Uulen Muruen, 
Gulen Willen t 

Gu[e:< un:! Bines kommt 

dem Merschen. 
Gute Tat;e kouueu wir nicbl ertragen. 
Gule Ware verkauft sich telbsl. 
(iul Uewibseu ill cin saDflei Kuhe- 


God be thanked ! Heaven be praised 1 
Gray, my dear friend, is every theuiy, 

ind green the golden tree ai lire. 

Great thieves hang the little ones. 
Great uassions are maJiidieii, the cure uf 

which is hopeless, 
Gieat soulsauffer silently. 
Kindness breaks no bones. 
Good iijends, trusty neighbours. 

Good evening. 
Good morning. 
You must lake the will for the deed. 

A good beginning is half the work. 
{Gt)od counsel comes ovenugbt.) Id 
the night there is counsel. 

Both good and c\il ciniie In when 

he does not esjifLl ibtm. 
It is prosperity that we cannot endure. 

Good bargains sell themselves. 
A good conscience is a sort [lillow. 

Hinge nicht nlk's auf einen Xaj^'l. 

Hast du Gclii, so set; dicli nieder : 

Hast du keius, so pack dich uiciter. 




Hcirathen in 


it Weik 



Heule iiiir, Morgen dir. 

Hculcrol, ,\lor^ent<)l. 

Ilier liejn dcr Huml bcgrnbeu. 



(Ilecia overhead.) Headlong. 

(Do nut han); all on one nail.) Don 

put all your eggs into one basket. 
Hate you money, come and stay. 
Have you nothing, go away. 
Chief town. 

J-aiiv of the house; housewife. 
Home-sickness : nostalgia. 
Alany in haste, rc|ient at leisure. 


oiv dead. 

(Here lies tlie dog buried.) There's 

the sure point. 
(Help Lliysclf and heaven «ill lielp 

lliei.' I Heaven helps those \iliu help 





Himmel ! 
Hin ist hin. 

Hinter der Thur Abschied nehmen. 

Hoch lebe der Kaiser ! 

Hochmut kommt vor dem Fall. 


Hoflichkeit ist Klugheit ; folglich ist 
Unhdflichkeit Dummheit. 

— Schopenhauer, 

Hoher Sinn liegt oil im kind 'schem 
Spiel. — SchilUr, 

Hunde, die viel bellen beissen nicht. 

Hundert graue Pferde machen nicht 

einen einzigen Schimmel. — Goethe, 
Hut ab ! 

Heavens ! 

(Gone is ^one.) It is no use to cry over 
spilt nulk. 

To take French leave. 

Long live the Emperor. 

Pride goes before a fall. 


Politeness is prudence ; therefore im- 
politeness is folly. 


Deep meaning often lies in children's 

(Dogs that bark the loudest are slowest 
to bite.) Boasters seldom accomplish 

A hundred grey horses do not make a 
single white one. 

Hats off! 

Ich bin der Geist, der stets verneint. 


Ich bin es miide, iiber Sklaven zu 
herrschen. — Frederick II, 

Ich bin gewohnt in der Miinze wieder- 
zuzahlen, in welcher man micb 
h^zMi.— Bismarck, 

Ich danke Omen. 

Ich dien. 

Ich habe genossen das irdische Gluck ; 
Ich habe gelebt und geliebet. 

— Schiller, 

Ich habe keine Zeit, mude zu sein. 

— Emperor IVUliam I. 

Ich hatt einen Cameraden, 
Einen bessem find*st du nicht. 
Die Trommel schlug zum Streite, 
£r ging an meiner Seite 
In gleichem Schritt und Tritt. 

Ich sag*es dir ; ein Kerl, der spekuliert, 
Ist wie ein Tier, auf durrer Heide 
Von einem bosen Geist im Kreis herum 

Und rings umher liegt schone griine 

Wcide. — Goethe, 

I am the spirit that ever denies.* 

I am weary of ruling over slaves. 

It is my wont to pay back people in the 
same coin with wnich they nave paid 

I thank you. 
I serve.t 

I have experienced the joy that earth 
bestows ; I have lived and loved. 

I have no time to be tired. { 

I had a comrade, a better none could 
find. Wlien the drum called us to 
arms, we marched along together, 
step by step and side by side.} 

I tell you this : a fellow who speculates 
is like a beast that roams upon a 
barren heath, urged to wander in a 
circle by some evil spirit, while all 
around fair green pastures lie. 

* This is the reply of Mepbistopheles when pressed by Faust to reveal hit name. 

t The motto of the Prince of Wales. It was first assumed by the Black Prince after 
Crec^, 1.146, where John, Kine of Bohemia, whose motto it had been, was killed in ha'tle. 

% I he aged Emperor made this reply, during his last illness, to those who inquired whether 
he felt tired. 

) The first stanza of Der gute Kamerad, ** the good comrade," one of the best-known 
German popular tongs. 

Icli WVL9M nicbt, was w>)l a bedeuten, 
DatA kli bii traurig bin ; 
Kin Mabtchen au& lUten Zeilen. 
Das koinmt mir nidii am dem Sum, 

-N. HHm. 
Iin Alti^r veistehl mao besscr die Un- 

gliickiilaJle zu verhfitm \ in dcr Ju- 

gend, nie zu ettragcn. 

— SchoptHluHtr. 
Im DoutMrheu Ingt inao, wenn mao 

hoUich \-A.~Goelhe. 
Im GegenlhcU. 

Im harteslen Wmlet. 

Im llauM^ derGebcnktea mU man nicht 

voni l>lricke redcH. 
Imnicr schJinuDer. 
Immer wirJ, nie ist. 

n Hand Brol, in der andm 

it ist da^ bc^te kuI c^ltuf;. 

i Gns u-iiclial. verhungett 

Itren ist monschbeh. 

Is( die Well erst tugendbart. dann wiid 

sic von selbst fret. — (i. Fonlir. 
Isldirwuhl, Miblcilw. 

My heart is heavy, I knaw DnI what 
It may porlcnd ; a sloiy lold &Dnl 
ancient umci keeps nuiaing through 
my miod.* 

endure them. 

To pay cumpliineiits in Gcmuui, you 

mu^it leO lic!>. 
On the cootraiy; from the uppuaite 

In the depth of winter. 
One must not talk or i rope in ihe 
bouse of tlie man who wa^ bailed. 

n bad It 


(tvet comlOE, never coming.) 
is always goinE '" happen, never 

In one hand, bread; in the othor a 

In the open air. 

To be in a tight place ; not to know 

which way to turn. 
In Art (he best is good cnou^jh. 

While the grass is growinn, the horse 

perishes with hunger. 
(To put one's teeth into a sour apple.) 

Here goes ! In for a penny, in for a 

To err is human. 

When Ibc world is ouce virtuous, then 
will it have won its own rreedom. 

(If you ate well off, remain so.) Never 
quit certainty for hope. 

ir it is (iod's work, it will abide ; if it 
isman's, it wilirall.f 

Jc Slier der Geek, je schliinmcr. 

Jed«m diinket sein* l-:ul' etn Falk 

Jcdei Arbcitcr isl seines I^hncs we 
Jeder fcj;e vor seiner Thiir. 

(The older the Tool is, tbc more foolish 
he grows.) No fool like an old foul. 

(llie owl seems a falcon to his owi.ei.) 
All tbiok their own geese arc swans. 

The labourer is worthy of his hire. 

I^t e.ich Ulan sweep bcfoti: his own 


Jeder fOr iOch, Gott lur alle. 



I for himself, and God ibr w 

Jeder u 

sich selbst der Nachste. 

Jeder ist werth, dass man ilui aaf- 
nmbam betrachte; wenn auch Dicht 
Jeder, dass man mit ihiD rede. 

— Sc/upttihautr. 
Jeder liebt seio Land, uiiie Sillen, srine 
Sprache, sein Weib, seine Kinder, 
nicht weil sic die beiten auf der 
Welt, sondem weil sic die bewahnen 
Seinigen sind, and er in ibnen sich 
und seine Muhe selbst liebt. 

it Hert bei aich. 

Jeder Voj^l hat sein Nest lieb. 
Jede Strasse fuhrt an's End der Welt. 
Jedes Weth will lieber schSn ab rromni 

Jede Unlhal 
Trigl ihren eignen Rache-Eneel scfaon. 
Jedoch das AUerschlimmsle 

Das baben sie nicht ^ewusst; 
Das Schliminate und das Diimmsle 
Das true ich eeheim in der Brust. Kept secret 

—H. Heine. 
Je frther reif, je frQber &ul. 
Je nllier dem Bein, je sjisser das Fleiach. 

Every man is master in his own house. 
Every man is the master of his own 

{Eveiy man is nearest to himself.) 

Charity begins at home. 
Every man is worth studying carefhily ; 

but every man is not worth talking 

Every man loves bis own country, man- 
ners, language, wife, and children, not 
because ib^ are the best in the 
wotid, but becaose they are pecu- 
liarly bis own, and, loving ihera, he 
loves himself, and the toil he has 
ondergone for them. 

{Every man is a lord in his own boose.) 
A man's hoose is his castle. 

Every man must wear out one pair of 
fool's shoes, if he does ttot wear out 

(Every bird loves its own nest.) A 
chagtie oiseau son nid est beau. 

(Every road leads to the end of the 
world.) An roads go to Jericho. 

Every woman prelets preltiness to saint- 

But the worst of all my failings 
They have not even guessed ; 
For my worst, my greatest wn is- 


Kalte Hande, wamte Liebe. 
Kampf urns Da^o. 
Keiner kann uber »ch sehn. 

— Seh^enhaue. 

Early ripe, eariy rotten. 

The nearer the bone, the sweeter the 

The nearer to church, the farther from 

Midsummer day. 
The young notrility ; squiiearchy. 

Cold hands, and a loving heart. 

The struggle for existence. 

(No man can see beyond himself.) No 
man can appreciate the virtues and 
merits of another, if he has not, at 
least, the genus of those virtues 
within himself. 

Keine Rnwnofcne Donien. 
Ktin Ticld, keine Frrunde mehr, 
Kcin K^uicli obne Feacr. 
Kein T;ileTil, doch cin Cbamkter. 

—H. Htim 
Kcin rn);1uckal]em. 
Kciiiisl ilu das Land, wo die Cilronen 

Im dunkt'ln Lanb die (Jold-Orangen 

EJD ^tTifttr Wind vom bbiuen tlimmel 

Die Mule Etill und hocb der Lorbeer 

Kennst dii eswohl? 

Dnhia ! Dahin ! 
Mocht' ich mit dir, mein Gcliebtcr, 

zifhn.— 6'nrt**'. 
Kinder und Nanen 'prechen die Wnlir- 


Konig und Kaiwr. 




Kunst isl die rcchtc Hand der Natur. 

Kut7C RccbnunR. liingc Freund^ehafi. 
Kut'. ist der Scbmr r7. und fuig isl die 

Freudc- Schiller. 
Kurz mill f^il. 


No mw willinul alhom. 
Vo money, no friends. 
Xo smoke withoul liie. 
No lalent, but slill a cbaracli 

Misfortimes never 


Knoweii) thou the land where the lemon 
lrce<i blonm, where the golden oranges 
gJeBin Ihrnugh Ihc dark folinge: a 

Kntle breexe blows from the bine 
avens, the myrtle is motiontciu, und 
the laurel raises its head i Dost thou 
know it ? Thither, O thither, my 
darling, my Im'ed one, with thee 
would i fly.* 

Children and fools speak the ittiih. 




An it Ihc riKhl hand of Naiurc. 

Sbori reckonings m.ike long friendships. 

Brief is the pain, and ciernal is the joy. 

;notal Icn" of the people.) 
;ap.ible of hearinc arm>. Ihal 
nchidcd in the line, the re 




Lebe, wie du, wenn du stirbst, 
Wiinscben wirst, gelebt zu haben. 


Leere Tonnen geben grossen Schall. 

Leg deinen Reichthum nicht all* auf ein 


I-eichtcr ist Vergebcn als Vergessen. 


Lerne leiden, ohne zu klagen. 

Leme schweigen, O Freund ! Dcm Sil- 

ber gleichet die Rede ; 
Aber zur rechten Zeit schweigen, ist 

lauteres Oo\d.— Herder. 


Liebe ist blind, und macht blind. 

Liebe kann viel, Geld Icann Alles. 

Liebe kennt der allein, der ohne HofT- 
nung liebt. — Schiller, 

Liebe ohne Gegenliebe ist wie eine 

Frage ohne Ant wort. 
Lieber biegen als brechen. 
Liebeszom ist neuer Liebeszunder. 

Liebe wintert nicht. — Tteck, 


Lieder ohne Worte. 

Lied von der Glocke. 

List gegen List. 

List geht iiber Gewalt. 
Luft-Schldsser bauen. 

Live in such a way as, when you come 
to die, you will wish to have lived. 

Empty barrels give the loudest sound. 

(Don't put all your wealth into one 
boat.) Put not all your eggs into one 

(Instruction years.) Apprenticeship. 

It is more easy to forgive an injury than 
to forget it. 

Leading article. 

Learn to suffer without complaining.* 
Learn to keep silence, friend ! Speech 
is like silver, but to be silent at the 
prof>er season is like pure gold. 

Beloved ! Darling ! 

Love is blind, and makes its victims 

Love is powerful, money omnipotent. 

That man alone knows what love is, 
who loves when hope is gone. 

Love which is not returned is like a 
question without an answer. 

Better to bend than break. 

(Lovers* quarrels are the tinder of 

love.) The quarrels of lovers are the 

renewal of love. 

Love knows no winter. 

A song. 

Songs without words. 

The Lay of the Bell. 

(Set cunning against cunning.) Set a 
thief to catch a thief. 

Cunning overcomes strength. 

To build castles in the air. 

A comedy. 

Macht geht vor Recht. 



Majestats bclcidigung. 

Might takes precedence of Right. t 

Girl; maid. 

Fabulous tale. 

Defaming the king ; Ihe majesU, 

* The advice of the late Emperor, Frederick the Noble, to his son, the present Emperor of 

t It is generally supposed that Bismarck was the coiner of this phrase, and that it was 
acknowledged by him to he the key-note of his policy. As a matter of fact, he repudiated it 
altoi^ethcr. In a speech made in the Prussian Lower House on the 13th ot March, i86j, he 
advocated very drastic measures. One of his political opponents, Count Von Schwerin. 
followed in the debate, and declared that the policy advocated by Bismarck might be summed 
up in the words Macki geht vor Recht. 


376 MAN 


Man lijl imtner Zdt gcnug, «-eiin man 

We liBVc always time enough, if we 

sit EiH iinienden will.-fffflrfAr. 

will make good use or it. 

Miui k.m.i ilie Erfnhning nichi fruh 

Thi^ is a lesson ve cannot leatn tuo 

^oon, that the world can go on ea«il}' 

in.k'i \\\-h kl.—Goetht. 

wilhoot us. 

Man kann linld tu teuer kaufen. 

One can buy gold loo dear. 

.Man knufL -ik- Katie nichl im Sack. 

(No one buj-s cats when they are in A 

sack.) Do not buy a pig in ft poke. 

M:in lebl nut emmal in lier Well. 

Man lii'es only once in the world. 


Man lii'bt nn dem Madchen, vas es ist. 

We love girls for what they are; we 

unit an dcm JunglunB, was er an- 

loi'e 1nd« for what they seem likely to 

kundiBt.— CorfA^. 

Man m^^E wollcD oder nichl. 

Whether one likes il or not ; willy- 
You must strike the iron while it u hot. 

Man muss daa Eiscn sdimieilen. wcon 

Man muss Heu machen w5hrcnd die 

Make hay white the sun chines. 

Sonne seheint. 

Man sagl. 

(They say.) Report says ; on Ja. 

Man soil den Tag nicht vor dem Abend 

We ought not to praise the day before 


the evening comes. 

Man sprichi selten von der Tugend, die 

We seldom !!peak of ihe good qualities 


cr. die 


uns fchlt.~-i«jjn^, 
Man apricht i-crgcbcna viel, um 7 

Her Andre 'hfirt allcin nur das Nein, 

— G^lh, 
Man witd nic bettnsen, 

sich sellwt, — Goethe, 
Mehr Licht ! 
Mein Heir. 

Mein Her/, gleicht ganz dem Mccre, 
Hat Sturm und Ebb und Flut. 
Und manchc sch5nc Perle 
In seiner Ticfc mht. -H. Heine. 
Mit dcQ W61fen, muiis hculcn. 

Mit der Dummhcit]ircn Ciotle 

selbst vergcbcns. — Schiller. 
Mil <ler Mutter soil heginnen, 
Wer die Tochter will gewinncn. 
Mit der Thur in das Hau? fallen. 

Mit der Zeit pfluckt ni 

It is a vain employment to use many 
words in order to refuse ; the olber 

Krson, iu spite of all your talk, only 
ars your '■ No." 
We are never deceived, but we deceive 


More light. • 

Sir (in addressing one). 

My heart is like ibc restless sea, 

Has storm, and ebb, and flow, 

And many shining Marls Me hid 

In secret depths below. 

(You must howl with the wolves.) 

When in Rome, you mutl ilo as 

Rome docs. 
With stupidity the gods themseh-es 

With the mother lirst begin. 

If you would the daughter \i-in. 

(To fall into the house with the door.) 

To blurt out a tale. 
(In lime we gather roses.) Everything 

■ of Gofihp, Hp Jifd p. 

Mil Haut und Haaren. 

Mitten im SomniR'. 
Mit umgehender Post. 
Morgen. morgen, nur nicht heale, 
Sjirechen al!e lrag«Q Leale. 
Morgenstunde hal Gold im Mnnde. 


Musik ist Poesie der Lnft. 

—yean Piiul Riekter 

;HTS 377 

By force; by compnlsion. 

To pay back in the same coiu ; lo git'C 

tit lor tat. 
{With skin and hair.) Tooth and nail ; 

At the top of or 


Medio lulissim\ 
In the height of s 
By return of post. 
All foolish people 
" To-morrow, " " 

i the safe way.) 



{The morning hour has gold in i._ 
mouth.) Early to bed and early to 
rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, 
and wise. 

By word of mouth. 


Masc is the poetry of the air. 

Nach Canossa gehen wir nicht 

— Biimarct. 
Nach meinem Bedflnken. 


Nach und nach. 

Nehml die gute Stimmnng wabr, 

Denn sic ki^mt so selten.— (FivM/. 

Neuc Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliolhek. 

Neue BescD kehren gut. 

Neuere Poeten thun viel Wasser in die 

Tinte.— Gaetie. 
Nicht alles an einen Naijel hingeo. 

Nicht Alles, was glanzt, ist Gold. 
Nicht GlSckseligkcit ist der Zweck 

unsers Dawins, sondem Gluckwiirdig- 

keit.— Kf*/if. 
Nichts andres bleibt uns iilnig. 


not going to Canossa.* 

In my opinion ; according to my view 
of the case. 

Gradually; by degrees. 

(Seize the right mood, for it comes so 

seldom.) Do not let the moment of 

inspiratton pass disregarded. 
New Universal German Library. 
New brooms sweep clean. 
The poets of to-day put a great deal of 

water in their ink. 
New Year"s Day. 
{Not to hang all on one nail.) To hai'e 

two strings lo ooe's bow. 
All is not gold that glitters. 
Not to ati 

worthy o 

:, but to be 
c purpose of oar 

r, vfaicb hai becone proTSrtiialT wai attered bi 

'-■-■——■- "~ -car i«7». At tilt linio lh« K_ . ._.,... _._ 

ll Partr. wai so'nf "•<• "<d Ibe rcUdonl bctmni tho Gmnu 
Itarctnmnit and tne vjiican werr itnined. Tbr Iron Chancillor eipromcd bii iiD;lc1din|t 
atliCadF iDwardi Ibe Pdpc in Ihnr wordn. Thr rffttence ia to Ibe abject tubifliiiion that lbs 
F.mpcror Hei*rjr IV. mur to Gregory- Vll. — tbr Popo who reiuvit^itrrl the power and icpu- 
lallon of the Papar) — al CaniHU, in Nottfa Italy, in tbe y«r id;;. 

liliis lijilh ju lliun i't cdler Gei 

Art. — H'ielaad. 

ichi'- mil Hast xU Miilic Tangen. 

ithts Uiua lehrt Uliel ihun. 

Nichi Siimmennwhthcii i*l <lcs KcchlM 

NicliLi vein Bedmlang. 
Niclil-.Buidig ul die Nation, ilic nicbl 
ihr Allies freudig wt/l (in ihre Ehn. 


Hieh-wul«d men tat wont to da 

nathing by bnlvca. 
Niiughl in a hurry save ihc catching of 

to do. 
li doc* not prove a thing to be right 

bciaitiw the majority Niy it is «>, 
Kulhing of importance; n mere iriHe. 
WonlilcM ij thu nation which » not 

ready to r«k ei-erylhinfi for ill 



Nicm^tnd \A mehr Sklave, aU der aich 
nir tri-i hall, ohoc es 2u sdn. 

Niein.nnd kann den Schlcier wegziehen, 
den die Vonchung ^eariis mil ticfcr 
W'ei^hcit ftbor Am Jenscils geiogcn 
h.n.--(f.twp HHmboldi. 

Niem^nd wlrd in scineni Lande al> 
I'luphct gcehrt. 

40 one la able Co remove the veil with 
which Providence, in its infimie vrin- 
dam, has eoDCcaled the ont voild 
from our eyes, 

to man U ever a prophet in bis aim 

Ni«niand wird liefer traurig, als wcr 711 

NoIkxI)- is so utterly sad as be who 

viel l;ichclt.— J?>n/( Paul Rkhlev. 

.Nirnm die Zugcmdcu ?»m Katl>. niclil 

iDelibcr.ilc ■.lowly, exreule promptly.) 


.Strike Mlulelheiriin is hot. 

Not krniit kcin llcliot. 

(Xeces-ity knows no law.) N'eedsmust 
when the devil drives. 

Not lehrt liet en. 

Ncces,«ty le.iehes one to pray. 

Not Ichtt Kiinstc. 

Necessity ii the mother of the arts. 

Nur dt-t Irrthum ivi da'i Lebcn 

IJfe is liiit error, and it i* death that 

Undd^i, WitseniMderTiid. 

brin[;s knowledge. 


Nur die Tugend iM ein Kimpf. durch 

Virlnc is merely a slrugRle wherein we 

die man Fchlcr k'siept. 

overcome our weakn.-sscs. 

— Schltiermachtr. 

Obcrhau-. und Unlctliaus, 

(Upper House and Lower House.) 
Hou-es of Lord- and Commons, 

a,i>s sic ewiK ^riiticn l.licbe. 

that they might remain for ever 

Hie sthonc Zeil der junycn Liebe. 

remal, those happv days of youthful 



OITeiilieriiK i^esagl. 

Speaking frankly : to be candid. 

< Ihne Alueliied we^cehen. 

To lake French leave. 

tHine Hast, aher nhnc V^ssi.^Cofthf. 

Without hasLe, but without rest.* 

OhneKnmpfund Kntliobrunc ist keiii 

The life of no man is free from struggle 

Afen-ehenlcbet..— (f.ion//i..»An/rf/. 

and suffering. 




Ost, Sud. West, 
Dahcim ist's am best ! 

** O was :nussen wir tier Kirche Gottes 
halber leiden ! '* ricf der Abt, als 
ihm das gebratene Huhn die Finger 

O weh mir armen Kor>'don.— J5!Mrjgrr. 

O, wunderschon ist Gottes Erde, 
Und wert, darauf vergniigt zu sein. 


East or West 
Home is l)est. 

*' Ah ! How we have to sufTer for the 
Church," exclaimed the abbot, when 
the roast chicken burnt his fingers. 

O woe is me, poor Cor>'don. 
O wondrous fair is God*s earth ; 'tis 
meet that we should rejoice therein. 


Pfaffen und Weiber vergessen nie. 

Pfennig ist Pfennig's Bruder. 

Pflucke Rosen, weil sie blfihn, 
Morgen ist nicht heut. — Gieim, 


Prophete rechts, Prophete links. 
Das Weltkind in der Mitten. - Goethe. 


Prosit Neujahr ! 

Petticoat government. 

Priests and women never forget. 

(Penny is the penny's brother.) Money 
makes money. 

Gather the roses while the bloom is 
still on them ; for to-morrow is not 


A prophet on the right, a prophet on 

the left, and the world-child in the 


Good luck ! Here's to your health ! 
A happy New Year (to you) ! 

Rache tnigt keine Fnicht. — Schiller. 

Raphael ware ein grosser Maler gewor- 
den, selbst wenn er ohnc Handc auf 
die Welt gekommen ware. — Lessing. 


Raum ist in der kleinsten Hiitte 
Fiir ein glucklich liebend Paar. 

— Schiller, 

Reden ist Silber, Schweigen ist Gold. 

Rede wenig, rede wahr. 

Reich ist genug, wer sich gcniigen lasst. 



Rom warfl nicht in einem Tage ge- 

Revenge brings no fruit. 

Raphael would have been a great 
painter, even if he had come into 
the world without hands. 

To^Ti hall. 

In the tiniest cottage there is room 
enough for a happy, lo\ing pair, 

(" Real " schools.) Secondar\' schools 
giving a general practical education. 

Speech is silvern, silence is golden. 

Speak little, but speak the truth. 

Who allows himself to be contented, is 
rich enough. 

Official gazette; the organ of the 

Imperial Chancellor. 

Council of the Empire. 

The Imperial Diet. 

Constitution of the Empire. 

Cattle plague. 

Rome was not built in a day. 


the path, and forgel 

Rosea .luf den Weg ewtrenl. Stiiller roses o 

Und des Haniu vergcssen '.^//o/ly. >-our sorrows. 

Hiickwarls, r&ckwarls, Don Rodrieo ! Hack, back, DoD Kodrigo ! Back, tact, 

Riickwarls. rOckwarts stoUcT Cid I haughty Cid ! 


Ruhe isl die astt Bargerpfluht. Tranquillity is Uw 6«t duty ordtUaw. 


Schen- ^xi Seite. 

Schlafcndc Hundc snll man oicbt 

Schlarcn Sic wohl ! 



•SchSncn Dnnk. 

Schonc Wortc machen dm Knlil nicht 

Schonhcil isl ein afTeoer Emprfhlun^ 

l)rief, derdie Herzen r.aio viitaus ffir 

nn'i f^winnt. — Schopenhauer. 
SchoQ war ich nucli, un<l das w.-ir mein 

Vrrderben .—Cvlhe. 
Seine (Vcdankcn liei'inmmcn liibcn. 
Scin Sie -o cut. 
SclbM Relhan isl wohl Rdhnn. 

Selbst i5t der Mnnn. 

Seltcncr Vogel. 


Frqisch auf Botdcnen 
Fr hupft doch wieder in den Pfuhl. 
Sieli das Leben nciimen. 
Sich die Homer ablaufen. 
Sicli urn dcs Kaisers Ban strcilcn. 

Sieht docli wohl liic K.iUe den Kaiser 

Sic isl die ersto nicht. 

Pickled cabbage 
Seriously; joking apart. 
Let sleeping dogs lie. 

(Sleep well.) Gt)od.night) 

Caslle : royal palace. 

iV dram ; a glass or spirits. 

Express trmn. 

BesI tllunko. 

Fine words batter no pannips. 

BeaulyiianopenleUcrofrecomineDda- I 
lion, which gains Air us the houti of | 
others beforehand. 

I, too, was beautiful, and that wa 

To have ( 

_ .. -ell done.) The master's 
makes the horse fal. 
(Self is the man.) If you want a thing 

done well, do il yourself, 
(A rare bird.) An uncommon thing; 

Put Germany, so to speak, in the 

(To quarrel about the Emperor's beard.) 

To quarrel about a trifle. 
Even a cat may look at a king. 

»aid till! in a ipfcfh dplix'crcd by I 
n of Ihr ryniral «iyinK< of .\lqihitt 




Sie loben ewig das Geringe, 
Weil sie das Gute nie ge£mnt. 


Sitzung des Abgeordnetenhauses. 


So geht es in der Welt. 


So gat man kann. 

So schnell als moglich. 

So schwer es demnach ist, den Rohm 

zu erlangen, so leicht ist es, ihn zu 

behalten. — Schopenhauer, 

So viel ich weiss. 

So wahr ich lebe. 

So weit als das Gresicht reicbt. 

So, wie man sich bettet, muss man 

Spanien, das Land des Weins and der 

Gesange. — Goethe, 
Sparen bringt Haben. 

Spare nicht auf morgen was du heute 
than kannst. 


Sprechen ist silber, 
Schweigen ist gold. 

Sprechen sie Deutsch ? 


Stille Wasser griinden tief. 



Sturm und Drang. 

Siinder und bose Geister scheaen das 
Licht . — Schiller. 

They (incapable critics^ always praise 
the trivial, because tney have never 
known the good. 

Sitting of the delegates. 

Really.^ Indeed? 

That's the way of the world. 


To the best of one's ability ; as well as 
one can. 

As quickly as possible. 

It is as difficult to win a reputation, as 
it is easy to maintain it. 

To the best of my knowledge. 

As sure as I'm alive. 

As far as the eye can see. 

As you make your bed, so you must lie 
upon it. 

Spain, the land of wine and song. 

(Saving produces wealth.) A penny 
saved is a penny gained. 

Do not put off till the morrow what you 

can do to-day. 
At the very latest. 
Speech is silvern, silence is golden. 

Do you speak German ? 

Tax; rate. 

Still waters run deep. 


By fits and starts. 

Storm and stress. 

Sinners and evil spirits avoid the light. 

Tadeln k5nnen zwar die Thoren 

Aber kluger handein nicht. — Langhebu 

Tag wird es auf die dickste Nacht. 


Tausch ist kcin Raub. 

Treue Liebe bis zum Grabe 
Schwor ich dir mit Herz und Hand : 
Was ich bin und was ich habe, 
Dank ich dir, mein Vaterland ! 
Nicht in Wort en nur und Liedem 
Ist mein Herz zum Dank bereit ; 
Mit der That utII ich's erwiedem 
Dir in Noth, in Kampf und Streit. 

— Hoffmann von Fallerslebon 

Fools can easily criticise, when they 
cannot do better themselves. 

After the darkest night there comes the 

Exchange is no robbery. 

Love unchanging to the grave 

wear I now with heart and hand . 
What I am and what I have, 
Springs from thee, my Fatherland. 
Not in song alone or word 
Doth my grateful soul o'erflow ; 
But in deed I draw my sword 
Thee to shield from dreaded foe. 

-^EliMobeth M. SeweU 

Tiilik Halle. 

IropffU h'jhlen den Striu ai 

A refresh inenl •loom. 

Conliaual droppings wear away the 

LTiti daE. Ua);luck vol! cu machea. 

ie UDverslond, uod 

gluuklich.— ^AiH PaulRkhur. 


Unkiaut wucherl immer. 

Unkraut vcr{;i:lit nitlit. 

Uari'thl Gul Kcdeilil iiiulil. 

Un>i.r Gefiihl fiir Nalur yleiclit der 

Enipliiuiuiit; dl.■^ Kranken fiir dit 

Gesuudlieit. — Sch iller. 

Unler den Blindtn i 
Uiiler den Uiidcii, 

dcr Ei[iauj;i(;e 

Beyond all the peaks is test.* 
[I*ractice makes the craltsman.) Practice 

makes perrecl. 
Fan ; frolic. 
To complete liie inii>fDnune; the last 

Within a hair's breadth ; a near sh»ve. 
Ingratitude i& tiie workl's payment. 
And marble statues iitand and gaze at 

" Say, my poor child, what have they 

done lo t{ieeP"t 
TtioK is no greater misforttine than J 

icnorance, and it i: 

through virtue as through knowledge | 

Ihat one becomes respected and suc- 


A weed always grows. 

Ill weeds grow apace. 

Ill-gotten f;ain3 go apace. 

The emotion, which the consirleralion 
of Nature arousuii within us, is like 
that which the thought of health 
atvakcnii in a sick man. 

lu the land of the blind the one-eyed is 



lu the meant 



Between our 




Vcriichilich ist eiac Fran, 
wfilc haben kann, «oun 
hat.— 7<Mn PaulRkhU-r. 

die Liiug. 
iie Kinder 

A w<rtiian i= 
children I 


or, can eve 

Vcrburidtii werden 

auch die bthwi 


(Even the w 

■eak, «hc 
Union i 

n united, be 
, strength. 

FuTcit. Tht'V appear alio as tht- ArsI word 
t Part ..r MiKnm'i «,<•« in IV.IMm S 
sUnia, MaL-ulay declared Ihat he knew I 

M would ratbei have wi 




Vcmunft und Wissenschaft, 

Des Menschen allerhochste Kraft. 

— Goethe, 


Vertrau' auf Gott. 

Verweile doch ! Du bist so schon. 
• — Goethe, 

Viele Hind' machen bald ein End. 

Vide Kinder, viele Segen. 

Viele kleine Bache machen zuletzt einen 

Viele Koche verderbcn den Brei. 

Viele Kopfe, viele Sinne. 

Vieles wiinscht sich dcr Mensch, mid 

doch bedarf er nur wenig. — Goethe. 
Viel Geschrei mid wenig Wolle. 

Vdgel von gleicher Feder fiiegen zus- 


Vom Pferde auf den Esel kommen. 

Von der Hand in den Mund leben. 

Von einem Funken, kommt ein grosses 

Vor einem Achlmig hegen. 

Vor Leiden kann nur Gott dich wahren 
Unmuth magst du dir selber sparen. 

— Geibel, 
Vorrath schadet nimmer. 
Vorsicht schadet nicht. 
Vorwarts ! 

Reason and knowledge are by far the 
highest strength of man ! 


Put yom trust in God. 

Stay ! thou art so fair.* 

Many hands make labour light. 

Many children are so many blessings. 

(Many little rivulets make a river at 
last.) Every Kttle helps. 

Too many cooks spoil the broth. 

So many men, so many minds. 

Man's aspirations are great, but his 
needs are few. 

Great cry, and little wool. 

Birds of a feather flock together. 

Folk-song ; popular ballad. 

(From horse to ass.) To go from bad 
to worse. 

To live from hand to mouth. 

A spark kindles a great tire. 

To have a ^eat respect for one. 

God alone can deliver you from sorrow, 

but from dejection you can deliver 


Store is no sore. 
Safe bind, safe find. 
Forward ! t 


Wahle von zwei Uebeln das Kleinste. 

Wahrheit ist der Zeit Tochter. 

Walzender Stein wird nicht moosig. 


Was dein P'eind nicht Mrissen soil, das 
sage deinem Freunde nicht. 


(Choose the lesser of two evils. 

(Truth is the daughter of Time.) Time 
brings evcrj'thiug to hght. 

A rolling stone gathers no moss. 

(Wandering years.) Travels in which 
a journeyman went from place to 
place after his Lehrjahre, his year of 
apprenticeship, in order to gain fur- 
ther experience. 

Arms : coat of arms. 

What you would not have your enemy 
know, tell not to your friend. 

' Faust makes a compact with Mephistophcle» to give himself up to the Evil One, as soon 
as he shall sec anything so desirable as to force this request from his lips. How he falls when 
tempted is a familiar story. 

f This was the motto and also the nickname of Marshal Blficher. The leading journal of 
the German Socialists at the present time bears this title. 

Was die Augen nicht when, bebum- 

niert ilas Hera oiclil. 
Was die Augen sehen, glaubt das 

Wab ([if St'hickimp schickt, CTtrage I 
Wer auihurct wird gekrimt. — lierdtr. 

Was Ju crtrbl too deiiien Valcin, 
Eiwirl) OS, um es lu besiUen.— (nxrtir. 

Waadu liL-bsl, das lebsl du.— fi.-Ate. 

Was ein Weib wrill, muss geschehen. 

Was giehl i-s ? 

Was ^]ati2t, Bt fur den Augenblicb 

Was Goll ihui, daa is! woblneihan. 

— i". Rodigast. 
Was Ilan^ihen nichl leml, lemt Hans 


What the eye do« not sec, the heart 

does not grieve for. 
(The heart believes what (he eyes see.) 

Seeing is beheving. 
Endure the lot thai destiny lendi ! 

^^'hosoeveI perseveres will receive a 

crown at last, , 

What thou hast inheitled from Ihy 

falheis, be sure ihoa earn it, to that 

it may become thine oini. 
(What thou luvesl, Ihat thou livest.) 

A man forms his life accordine lo 

the standard of what he consider' 

gives happiness, 
A wilfo] womao must have her way. 
What is the mailer ? 
The thing that ^litlerj i> created only 

for ihc momcni. 
What God does, U done well. 

Was isl das Leben ohne Liebcsglanz ! 
Was isl der Mensch ? Hatb Tier, ha!b 

EnRel.— y. L. Even. 
Was Jeder (hun soil, Ihut Kciner. 

Was man nicht kann meiden, soil man 

wiUi); lei den. 
Was man nichl niitzl, isl eine schwcre 

Last.- -Gotlke. 
Was man nichl verstehl. besilzl man 

nicbt.— ffi«/A/. 
Was scin muss, das ;:eschehc. 

Wasset in's Meer (ragen. 

Was uns alle bandigl, das Geincine. 
Was vemunftig isl, das isl wirklich ; 

und was wirklich isl, das isl vernunf- 

Was vcrschnictnle nichl dcr Mcn-ch ? 

Was voni HtT7«Q komml, das gehl 

/um Hcrzcn. 
Was von mit cin Esel sprichl 
Das achl" ich nichl.— G/rrim. 
Wedcr gchauen noch geslothcn. 

\Vhat is hfe «4lhout Ibc light of love ! 

What is man ? Half beast, half angel. 

Wlial is Everyone's business is No- 

body's work. 
What cannot be cured, must needs be 

The possession we do not make use of 

becomes a troublesome burden. 
Wlial a man docs nol comprehend, 

that he does not possess. 
(Let what musi be, happen.) Onetan- 

nol figlil against fale. 
(To carry waler to the sea.) Coals lo 

The bond thai unites us all — lite 

(Whalerer is reasonable is inie, and 
whatever is I rue is reasonable.) 
Whatever is, is right.— Pii^. 

What sorrow cannot a man learn to 

What tnnies from the heart, goes lo 
the he.irl. 

What a fool says of me, that I heed 

Neither llsh nor flesh. 

Weder Sinn noch Ventuid. 


Wein und Weiber machm aUe Well in 

Wcishdt ist nichi, wie ihr denkt 
Sine Knnst, die zu eilemen; 
Weisheit kommt docti aus den Sleroen. 
Sie ist's, die der Hinunel Khenkl. 

—Paid FUmming, 
Welch GlOck geKebl za werden ; 
Und lieben, Odlter, welcb ein Glkk I 
Wenig und oft macht luleti: vid. 
Wenn alle Stricke reissen. 
Wenn deine Schiift dem Kenner mcht 

So isl es schon ein bdses Zdchen ; 
Doch WCDD sie gax des Nanen Lob 


So is 

M Zeit, s 

—S. Geinur. 
Wenn der Leib in Staub zeriallen 
Lebl der giosse Name noch. 

Wenn die Katze Tort ist, lanien die 

Wenn die KSnige bau'n, haben die 

Kirroer zu thua.—SchilUr. 
Wenn ich ilich lieb habe, u-as geht's 

Wenn jemand eine Reise Ihul 
So kann er was verzahlen.— l^uifiuj. 
Wenn man alt ist, muss man mehr 

thun, al!t da man jung visj.— Gottht. 
Wenn Wein eingeht, gehl Witz aus. 
Wenn wir Andem Ehre geben, 
MiisseD wir uns selbst entadeln. 

Wenn wit schon sind, bind wir unge- 

putzt am schdnslen,~Z/jjinf . 

DEM 385 

Neither rhyme nor leason. 


Wine and women make fools of all 

Wisdom is nol, as you suppose, an art 
thai can be leamt. Wisdom cometh 
from ihe heavens, and is God's own 
gift to men. 

Little and often make a heap at last. 
If the worst comes to the woist. 
When yout writmga fail to please the 
....... .1.. isinlyabad omen; 

in the praise of a 
e to blot [hem onl. 

t is away, the n 


\Vht;n the 

When kings go a building, then wag- 
goners have something to do. 

If I love you, what is that to you F 

When any man has gone on his travels, 

he has a sloiy to tell. 
When we are old, we must do more 

than when we were young. 
When the wine is in, the wit is out. 
When we pay honour to others, we are 

bound to depreciate ourselves. 

Wer andem 
selbst hine 
Wer A sagt, muss ancn b sa 
Wet bringt, ist willkommen. 

Wer dem Pobel dient, hat einen 

schlechlen Herm. 
Wer dem Publicum dient, ist ein armes 

Thier ; 
F.t qu3ll sich ab, niemand l>edankl »cb 

dafiir. — Gottht. 

(If we are beanttfu], we are most beau* 
liful without adorrunenl.) Beautyun- 
adomed, adorned the most. 
Grube griibt, fallt Who digs a trench for another, tumbles 
in himself. 

He that says A rnust also say B. 

He who brings something in his hand is 
a welcome guest. 

The people's servant has a bad master. 

ss anch B sagen. 

ie man who is the senant of the 
pubhc is a creature to be pitied ; he 
wears himself out, and nobody says 
" Thank you" for his pains. 


Wer dem Spiele zimeht, kann's am 

Wer den Beslea seiner Zeit geitug 
Gethan, der hat gelebt fat aile Zeiten. 

Wer den Dichlet will verslehca 
MuSiinDichleisLMidegeheo. — Gotlhe. 
Wer den Kem cs!«q will, muss die 

Nuss lirocken. 
Wer deti kleiniten Hietl dues Geheim- 

□isses hiogibt, hai den andcrti oicht 

nichr ID der Gewalt. 

—ymt Paul Richitr. 
Wer den Sieg behalt, der bai Reclit. 
Wer det Bosen »chant, gcliadct den 

Wer die X^jler hioauf will, moss bei 

der unter^ten Sprosse Wangen. 
Wer eia Kulb stiehtl, ^tielilt eine Kuh. 

Wer Tiir !iicb idbtt nicht sorget, kann 

fur nndere nicht sorgen. 
Wer H^r lu vicl bedcnkl iiird wenig 

leislen.— ^i:*(7/?r. 
Wer hiingen soil, cr^auft nicbi. 

Wer both slcigt, falll lief. 

Wer im Alter will jung scin, der muss 

in der Jugend all seFn. 
Wer im Glashause siut, muss anderc 

nicht mil Slcinen werfen. 
" Wer isl cin iinbrauchbarer Mann ? " 
Der nicht bcfehlcn und aueh nicht 

gehorchen kann. — Goethe. 
Wer kann was Dummes, wer was Ktu- 

ges denken. 
Das nicht die Votwcit schon gedacht. 

Wer langsam geht, kommt auch. 

Wer nicht arbeiiet, soil auch nicht 

Wer nicht liebl, der lebt im oden 

Winter, — G/ssner. 
Wer nicht liebl Wein, Weil), imd 

Der bleibl ein Narr sein Lcbcnlang. 


s am Lookei^-on see m(Kit ofthe game. 

aU times. 
He who will understand the poet, mtut 

visit the poet's country. 
He who would eal the kernel must 

ciack Ihe nut. 
The man who reveals the unaUest lilile 
I longer be said to 

IS then 

t of it. 

The victor is always in the right. 

He who spares the wicked injuret the 

If you wish to mount the ladder, jtra 

nmst begin at the lowest rung. 
(He who steals a calr, steals a cow.) He 

who stole the egg to-day will steal a 

cow to-morrow. 
He who bewails not his c 

cannot bewail another's. 
The iiinn whn pondei'i too much will 

accomplish lilHe. 
The man born to be hanged i-^ never 

He who stands the highest, has the 

rarthe<it to fall. 
He who would be youthful in old ajje, 

must in his youth be old. 
He who lives in a glass house should 

not throw stones. 
"Who is a useless man?" He who 

can neither command nor obey. 

Who can think of anything, whether 
stupid oi smart, that former ages have 
not already thought of? 

(He who goes slowly, also arrives.) 

Slow and steady wins the race. 
He who will not work shall not eat. 

He who loves nothing, lives a dark and 

wintrj' life. 
Who loves not wine, women, and song. 

Remains a fool his whole life long.* 

• Tho« 

timed In KIui 



Wer nicbts wagt, gewiont nichts. 
Wcf Die sein Brot mit ThianrD asi 

Wer nie die kummcrvoUen NichCe 
Auf seiaem Bette veinend sass, 

Der kennt euch nicht , ihr himmlischen 
Machie,— CortA*. 

Wer oft scMesst, tiiSt endlich. 
Wer Oliren hat, soil boren ; 
WerGeldhat.soU'sveraehren.— (JortAc, 
Wer Pech ungreift, besudelt sich. 

Wer Recht fordert, soil auch Recbt 

Wer redet was er will, mnss bSren was 

er nicbt will. 
W«r scblagt meinen Hund, der liebt 

mich nicbt. 
Wer scblecble Botscbaft bringt, kommt 

Mb genug. 
Wer sich dec Einssiinknt ereiebt, 
Ach I der Ut bald sUtia.—Ooflhe. 
Wet skh fOr den allerkiagsieii bUt, 

muss stets die alletdiunmsIeD Streiche 

machen.— 7T«i. 
Wer sicb nicbt nach der Deckc ilreckt 
Dem bleibeo die Fiisie nnbededit. 


Wer deb selber kitielt, lacbt wran ei 

Notbing venture, QOtbinB gaia. 
Wbo ne'er bis bread in aorrow ate. 
Who ne'er the moumTul midnight 

Weeping upon his bed has sate. 
He luioira yon not, ye Heavenly 

Who shoots often, bits at last. 

Wbo bas eais, let him bear ; who has 

money, let him apend it. 
You cannot play with pitch without 

being dehlea. 
He wbo asks justice for himself, moat 

also grant it to others. 
He who says what be pleases, must bear 

what does not please him. 
(Wbo beats my dog, he loves me not.) 

Love me, love my dog. 
He who brings ill news, comes soon 

The man who gives himself to solitude, 

alas 1 soon finds himself alone. 
The man who regards himself as pre- 
eminently wise, is always sure to make 

the most ridicijous blunder. 
(He who Gtietcbes himself beyond the 

Leaves nothing with which to cover 

his feet.) 
Cut your coat according to the cloth. 
He who tickles himself, Ud^s when he 

The a 

Wer viel anfangt, endel wenig. 

Wer von Hofinung lebt, der stirbt a 

Wer zuerst kommt, mahlt zuerst. 
Wer zuletit lacbt, lacht am bcsten. 
Wer zum eisten Male liebt, 
Sei's auch glucklos, jst ein Gotl. 

~ff. Htitit. 
Wer zu tiel anlemimnit, ist selten 


Wider den Strom schwimmen ist scbwer. 

He who decries the goods, is sure to 

buy them. 
He who commences much, finishes 

Who lives on hopes, dies of hanger. 

First come, first served. 

He laaghs best, wbo laughs last. 

The man wbo is in love for the Gnt lime, 
even if his love is unrequited, is a 
godlike being. 

(He wbo undertakes too much, is sel- 
dom successful.) Don't have too 
many irons in the lire. 

(It is hard to swim against the stream.) 
Do not kick againil the pricks. 

Wic tier Herr, BO der Diener. 
Wic det HeiT, io der Knecht. 
Wiu Einer ist, so isl sein Gott, 

Wie fruchtbar is der tilcinstc Kieis. 
Wenn man iKn wahl f.u pllegen weias 
— Gnflli. 
Wic cehi's' 

Wic gcs^et so geschnittcn, 
Wie gewiilinlich. 
Wic ijewnaen, 

Wie liund und Katze lusammenleben. 
Wie mnu ^ch bettet so schl^ man. 

}ER [CERU&lt 

Like nmstcr, like servui. 
Like master, like man. 
(As a man is, so is his God.) Eveiy 
— Goftht. man derives his coDceplion of God 

from his own nalore. 
How fertile is the smalteet 5eld of 
know how to tend it 

Wille is 

■s Wcrks Sccle, 

Willigci Pferd toll man nichl tieiben. 

WilKt du dith selbcr cikenncn, so sieh, 

wie die Andem es treiben ; 
Will^l du die Andern vcrstehn, blick'io 

dein cigenes Hera! — Schiller, 
Wills! du immer weiter schweLfen P 
Sieh, d:i!! (.lUIc liegt so nah. 
I-eme nur Gliick cisreiTcD, 
Dcnn das GlQck ist immei da, 

Wir Deutsche fiirchten GoLt.abersonst 

niemand. — Bismarck. 
Wir musscn das Eisen Schmieden, 

Wir schivimmcn in dem Slroni der Zeil 

Auf Welle Welle fort; 
Das Meer der AUvergessenheit 

Ist UQScr leliler On.—Hirder. 

Wir sind gewohnt, dass die Menschen 
verhohnen was 5ie nicht vcrstehn. 


Wissen ist leichter als thun, 

WisscnscUaft ist Macht. 

Wo das Hen reden